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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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friable

Easily crumbled or pulverized; easily reduced to powder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Scanning electron microscopy showed that round cells arranged in clusters, with diameters 24 x 21[micro]m, characterizing a spherical shape predominated in the yellow friable callus and elongated cells, with diameters 268 x 36[micro]m and showed dispersed disposition in the transparent watery callus (Figure 2).
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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.sup.2] y se transfirieron a medio GD250pi (Sales Greshoff y Doy (GD), Vitaminas GD, Sacarosa 2%, Picloram 50 [micron]M, Agar 0.6%) por 45 dias a 28[grados]C y fotoperiodo 12/12 (Bull et al., 2009).
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 0.5 mg/l 2,4-D and 2 mg/l 6-BA with a light compact structure but it's not a suitable for callus induction, using a hormonal dense with 1.0 mg/l NAA and 2 mg/l 6-BA by 91.6 induction rate with a Loose, spongy, friable structure its seems that by increasing the level or the dense of NAA as an auxins the potential for producing a friable callus decreases and this could shows the interaction between cytokines and auxins and the importance kind and role of this hormones' due producing a friable Loose, spongy, friable callus for a suspension culture which use in bioreactors.
Instead, they only restored value to the property that existed prior to the asbestos becoming friable. Moreover, the expenditures represented only a small fraction of the building's overall value.
Only qualified asbestos contractors should remove asbestos, especially if it is "friable" (can be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure.)
Interpipe has begun the process of assembling the steel construction of the mill and at the same time is finishing the arrangement of the iron cast-in-situ reinforced foundations of its ferroalloys and friable materials store.
K-Tron now offers the patented Bulk Solids Pump (BSP) feeder line for gentle, precise feeding of free-flowing pellets, granules, flakes, powders and friable materials.
Available in a one square metre tote bag, Rolawn Beds and Borders Topsoil is a fertile, organic rich, light and friable topsoil, analysed to BS3882:2007, that contains a controlled release fertiliser and a water retentive polymer.
* The ability to handle highly abrasive, friable of very fine powders that wear out other dilute phase feeders.
Keltan DE 8642A is a fast curing, high green strength ENB grade with good filler and plasticiser acceptance and is supplied in friable bales for improved mixing.