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friable

[′frī·ə·bəl]
(materials)
Referring to the property of a substance capable of being easily rubbed, crumbled, or pulverized into powder.

Friable

Ability of a solid material to break down or disintegrate. A friable insulation material may lose its effectiveness; some friable materials release hazardous dust into a house.

friable

Easily crumbled or pulverized; easily reduced to powder.
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Para la induccion del callo embriogenico friable (CEF) se aislaron grupos de embriones globulares cortados provenientes de la embriogenesis ciclica en fragmentos de cerca de 3[mm.
It is sufficient to state that asbestos in pipeline coatings is not friable and not a hazardous material by nature, even though some lawyers may attempt to make it seem so.
By the base of this experiment due producing a friable callus for our aim its seems that explants of Glycyrrhiza glabra on MS medium by the maximum induction rate was recorded as 96% in MS medium with 0.
Gross findings were as follows: irregular gray patches on the skin, cutaneous and enteric erythema, mottled heart and kidneys, pale and friable livers, and enlarged gall bladders.
For reducing friable and fibrous materials into uniform particle sizes ranging from 20 to 300 mesh, Munson Machinery Co.
KEK centrifugal sifters provide pull-through sieving for scalping oversize am extraneous materials, classifying and conditioning of bulk materials, controlled size reduction of friable materials, and even removal of liquids from slurries, pastes or solids in suspension.
Southeastern Mills now provides food processors and restaurants with a traditional Cracker Meal designed for friable or ovenable applications.
Short-term artificial precipitation produces severe compaction when the surface is raced on, the grass becoming friable with drought.
Using the biodynamic method of growing on my family's blueberry farm, we have transformed a few inches of decent soil and poor subsoil into over twelve inches of friable, humus enriched, life-filled earth.
Specialty saws include plate saws for cutting bars and plates into strips of varying lengths, and diamond saws that use diamond-edge band blades for slicing friable materials like quartz, glass, and carbide.
03 percent chromium oxide, making the pink aluminum grain tougher, but still friable, compared to white aluminum oxide grains.