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Related to sectile: Opus sectile
Of or relating to a mineral that can be cut or severed smoothly by a knife but cannot withstand pulverization.
sec·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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able to be cut smoothly
[C18: from Latin sectilis, from secāre to cut]
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capable of being cut smoothly with a knife.
[1710–20; < Latin sectilis, derivative of sec(āre) to cut]
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