from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Cut or split easily: a scissile mineral; a scissile peptide bond.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Readily cut or split
  • adj. easily broken

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being cut smoothly; scissible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being cut or divided, as by a sharp instrument; scissible.
  • n. Same as scissel.


French, from Latin scissilis, from scissus, past participle of scindere, to cut; see scission.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin scissilis, from scindere, scissum, to cut, to split: compare French scissile. See schism, scissors. (Wiktionary)


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