Sectile meaning

sĕktəl, -tīl
Of or relating to a mineral that can be cut or severed smoothly by a knife but cannot withstand pulverization.
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Capable of being cut smoothly with a knife.
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(bot.) Cut into small divisions.
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Capable of being cut.
  • (mineralogy) Capable of being cut smoothly with a knife.
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Origin of sectile

  • Latin sectilis from sectus past participle of secāre to cut sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin sectilis.

    From Wiktionary