Definition of Sectile

1. a. Capable of being cut; specifically (Min.), capable of being severed by the knife with a smooth cut; -- said of minerals.



Definition of Sectile

1. capable of being cut smoothly [adj]

Medical Definition of Sectile

1. Capable of being cut; specifically, capable of being severed by the knife with a smooth cut; said of minerals. Origin: L. Sectilis, fr. Secare, sectum, to cut: cf. F. Sectile. See Section. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sectile

sectarianism
sectarianisms
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sectarianizes
sectarianizing
sectarians
sectaries
sectarism
sectarisms
sectarist
sectarists
sectary
sectator
sectators
sectile (current term)
sectilities
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section
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sectional

Literary usage of Sectile

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1. A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography by James Dwight Dana (1837)
"Solid minerals may be either brittle, sectile, malleable, flexible, or elastic. ... sectile; when the detached parts do not fall to a powder. ..."

2. A Glossary of Mineralogy by Henry William Bristow (1861)
"Slightly sectile. Easily frangible. Fracture imperfect conchoidal. "H. 3. SG 4-4 to 5. Fig. 181. ... sectile H l-รด to 2-5. SG 2-948. Fig. 183. Figl 181. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"sectile. Thin fibres flexible. Some serpentines contain alumina, others are free from it. ... sectile ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"It is harder than anti- monial silver, but is sectile and brittle. Specific gravity 9'4. ... Malleable and sectile. Fusible in the flame of a candle. ..."

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