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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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Exiled from Chile after the 1973 coup against Salvador Allende (she has since returned to her homeland), the artist creates poetry, performances, and sculpture that rely on the fragile and the friable - those aspects of language, action, and objects that, as she has said, are "twice precarious, they come from prayer and predict their own destruction.