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.]
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capable of being cut or divided
[C17: from Latin scissilis that can be split, from scindere to cut]
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capable of being cut or divided; splitting easily.
[1615–25; < Latin scissilis=sci(n)d(ere) to split + -tilis -tile]
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