- capable of being cut smoothly with a knife
- Bot. cut into small divisions
Origin of sectileFrench ; from Classical Latin sectilis ; from secare, to cut: see saw
Origin of sectileLatin sectilis, from sectus, past participle of sec&amacron;re, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more sectile, superlative most sectile)
- Capable of being cut.
- (mineralogy) Capable of being cut smoothly with a knife.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.