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labile

 [la´bīl]
1. gliding; moving from point to point over the surface.
2. unstable; fluctuating.
3. chemically unstable.

la·bile

(lā'bīl, -bil), Do not confuse this word with labial. Unstable; unsteady, not fixed; denoting:
1. An adaptability to alteration or modification, that is, relatively easily changed or rearranged.
2. Certain constituents of serum affected by increases in heat.
3. An electrode that is kept moving over the surface during the passage of an electric current.
4. In psychology or psychiatry, denoting free and uncontrolled mood or behavioral expression of the emotions.
5. Easily removable, for example, a labile hydrogen atom.
[L. labilis, liable to slip, fr. labor, pp. lapsus, to slip]

labile

(lā′bīl′, -bəl)
adj.
1. Open to change; readily changeable or unstable: labile chemical compounds; tissues with labile cell populations.
2. Fluctuating widely: labile hypertension; labile emotions.
3. Decomposing readily: the labile component of organic matter.

la·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

labile

adjective Psychology Moody, volatile

la·bile

(lā'bīl)
Unstable; unsteady, not fixed; denoting: (1) an adaptability to alteration or modification, i.e., relatively easily changed or rearranged; (2) constituents of serum affected by increases in heat; (3) an electrode that is kept moving over the surface during the passage of an electric current; (4) psychology Free and uncontrolled mood or behavioral expression of the emotions; (5) easily removable (e.g., a labile hydrogen atom).
[L. labilis, liable to slip, fr. labor, pp. lapsus, to slip]

labile

Liable to change. The term is applied to the emotions as well as to physiological change.

labile

liable to chemical or other change.

la·bile

(lā'bīl) Do not confuse this word with labial.
1. An adaptability to alteration or modification.
2. Constituents of serum affected by increases in heat.
3. Easily removable, e.g., a labile hydrogen atom.
[L. labilis, liable to slip, fr. labor, pp. lapsus, to slip]
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We noted discrepancies, however, in each sample between Hb [A.sub.1c] values that fell within the reference interval or were slightly increased and labile Hb [A.sub.1c] values that were substantially increased.
They, however, add that a labile phase once again occurs when memories are retrieved from the memory, and that they managed to successfully intervene in that phase.
This index expresses the soil quality in terms of increments in the total C content and in the proportion of labile C fraction compared to a reference soil, generally that under native vegetation, which arbitrarily has a CMI of 100.
Particularly labile species such as tertiary chlorides or allylic chlorides are not required since secondary chlorides are also abstracted.
For example, a patient may feel irritable, hostile, or labile instead of expansive or euphoric.
The same can be seen when there is no change in the group mean activation level between surface conditions (stable versus labile) yet a specific individual may be greatly affected by changes in surface stability.
Structure of the hemagglutinin precursor cleavage site, a determinant of influenza pathogenicity and the origin of the labile conformation.