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)