sectile definition by Webster's New World
- capable of being cut smoothly with a knife
- Bot. cut into small divisions
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin sectilis ; from secare, to cut: see saw
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- sectility noun
sectile definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or relating to a mineral that can be cut or severed smoothly by a knife but cannot withstand pulverization.
Origin: Latin sectilis, from sectus, past participle of secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.
- sec·tilˈi·ty noun