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 (sĭs′əl, -īl′)
Cut or split easily: a scissile mineral; a scissile peptide bond.

[French, from Latin scissilis, from scissus, past participle of scindere, to cut; see scission.]


capable of being cut or divided
[C17: from Latin scissilis that can be split, from scindere to cut]


(ˈsɪs ɪl)

capable of being cut or divided; splitting easily.
[1615–25; < Latin scissilis=sci(n)d(ere) to split + -tilis -tile]
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N-terminal analysis has revealed the margins of the capsid proteins and the corresponding scissile bonds within the structural polyprotein (Valles and Hashimoto 2008).
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The processing of Gag is regulated by the residues flanking the scissile bonds.
The playfulness of the cento, which Ausonius describes as a game, represents the master text as a scissile surface and in so doing suggests that the authority vested in the master text is only skin deep.