fragility

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fragility

[frə′jil·əd·ē]
(science and technology)
The state or quality of being fragile, that is, brittle or easily broken.
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As stated, with higher alloy melting and processing temperatures, smaller acceptable process windows, and increased mechanical fragility issues associated with Pb-free assembly, component keep-out areas have become of greater importance.
Now the nosological status of Shabbir's syndrome has been finally established as a subtype of junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB),7,8 since it is associated with mechanical fragility of the skin, ultrastructural features of the hemidesmosomes consistent with junctional EB, and mutations in the laminin 5 gene; however, it has distinct clinicopathological features and molecular findings which differentiate it from other variants of JEB.
Porphyria cutanea tarda is a caused by an inborn enzyme deficiency in the heme biosynthetic pathway that results in mechanical fragility, subepidermal bullae, hypertrichosis, and pigmentation.

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