- 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
Of or relating to a mineral that can be cut or severed smoothly by a knife but cannot withstand pulverization.
Origin of sectileLatin sectilis, from sectus, past participle of secāre, 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.