that can be cut or split smoothly and easily, as into plates or laminae
Origin of scissileClassical Latin scissilis from scissus, past participle of scindere, to cut: see scission
Cut or split easily: a scissile mineral; a scissile peptide bond.
Origin of scissileFrench from Latin scissilis from scissus past participle of scindere to cut ; see scission .
(comparative more scissile, superlative most scissile)