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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.