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friable

 [fri´ah-b'l]
easily pulverized or crumbled.

fri·a·ble

(frī'ă-bĕl),
1. Easily reduced to powder.
2. In bacteriology, denoting a dry and brittle culture falling into powder when touched or shaken.
[L. friabilis, fr. frio, to crumble]

friable

/fri·a·ble/ (fri´ah-b'l) easily pulverized or crumbled.

friable

[frī′əbəl]
Etymology: L, friare, to crumble
easily shattered, crumbled, or pulverized, such as tissues of the liver.

fri·a·ble

(frī'ă-bĕl)
1. Said of tissue that readily tears, fragments, or bleeds when gently palpated or manipulated.
2. Easily reduced to powder.
3. bacteriology Denoting a dry and brittle culture falling into powder when touched or shaken.

friable

Crumbly or brittle.

fri·a·ble

(frī'ă-bĕl)
1. Said of tissue that readily tears, fragments, or bleeds when gently palpated or manipulated.
2. Easily reduced to powder.

friable (frī´əbəl),

adj brittle or fragile; easily damaged.

friable

easily pulverized or crumbled.
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This test measures not only strength, but also bulk brittleness, in contrast with friability, which measures surface brittleness.
The problem with drawing pockets was due to brittle sand from excessive core sand dilution, Friability and cone jolt toughness tests confirmed this problem.
It was determined that the friability of the silicon carbide briquettes increased as the silicon carbide content decreased.
Although aggregate stability is not a soil property that can be readily assigned to specific soil functions, it relates directly to other functional soil properties such as bulk density, surface-crust formation, soil strength, water-holding capacity, infiltration, soil erosion potential, friability and soil tilth.
Friability and wet tensile strength tests are currently used in the industry, the modified cone jolt and thermal erosion tests may allow metalcasters to improve the control of their green sand systems, in a more timely manner.
Among the additional specifications are requirements for high sphericity/roundness, a uniformly medium- to coarse-grain size, high crush resistance, low solubility, low turbidity, and good friability, Additional factors that influence the economics of frac sand mining are the deposit's accessibility at or near the surface, areal extent and thickness, textural uniformity, nearness to trucking and rail transportation routes, and proximity to the active unconventional petroleum basins (Figure 1).
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In our case the lesion replaced almost entirely the testicular parenchyma, showing a variable appearance, friability, cavitations in a reticular pattern and soft brown hemorrhagic material and fibrin without evidence of neoplasia.
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