Sectile
Sectile Sec"tile, a. [L. sectilis, fr. secare, sectum, to cut: cf. F. sectile. See {Section}.] Capable of being cut; specifically (Min.), capable of being severed by the knife with a smooth cut; -- said of minerals. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sectile — [sek′təl, sek′tīl΄] adj. [Fr < L sectilis < secare, to cut: see SAW1] 1. capable of being cut smoothly with a knife 2. Bot. cut into small divisions sectility [sek′til′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • sectile — ⇒, adj. A. Qui peut se détacher. La queue des lézards est sectile. (Dict. XXe s.). B. MINÉR. Qui peut être coupé. L embolite est un minéral vert grisâtre ou vert d asperge, parfois jaunâtre, cubique et sectile (LAPPARENT, Minér., 1899, p. 616).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sectile — adjective Etymology: Latin sectilis, from sectus, past participle of secare Date: 1805 capable of being severed by a knife with a smooth cut < amber is a sectile resin > • sectility noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sectile — (sè kti l ) adj. Terme didactique. Qui est susceptible de se diviser. Les masses polliniques sont sectiles, quand les grains, agglutinés par une sorte de résine élastique, peuvent se séparer par une traction.    Oignons sectiles, oignons plantés… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sectile — sectility, n. /sek til/, adj. capable of being cut smoothly with a knife. [1710 20; < L sectilis cuttable, equiv. to sect(us) (ptp. of secare to cut; see SAW1) + ilis ILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sectile — 1. Capable of being cut or divided. 2. Having the appearance of being divided. [L. sectilis, fr. seco, to cut] * * * sec·tile (sekґtīl) [L. sectilis, from secare to cut] 1. susceptible of being cut. 2. one of several parts into which a whole …   Medical dictionary

  • sectile — adj. can be cut smoothly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sectile — sec·tile …   English syllables

  • sectile — sec•tile [[t]ˈsɛk tɪl[/t]] adj. capable of being cut smoothly with a knife • Etymology: 1710–20; < L sectilis, der. of sec(āre) to cut sec•til′i•ty, n …   From formal English to slang

  • sectile — /ˈsɛktaɪl/ (say sektuyl) adjective capable of being cut smoothly by a knife. {Latin sectilis} –sectility /sɛkˈtɪləti/ (say sek tiluhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”