- 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 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.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.