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la·bile

 (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.

[Middle English labil, forgetful, wandering, from Old French labile, from Late Latin lābilis, apt to slip, from lābī, to slip.]

la·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

labile

(ˈleɪbɪl)
adj
1. (Chemistry) chem (of a compound) prone to chemical change
2. liable to change or move
[C15: via Late Latin lābilis, from Latin lābī to slide, slip]
lability n

la•bile

(ˈleɪ bəl, -baɪl)

adj.
1. apt or likely to change.
2. (of a chemical compound) capable of changing state or becoming inactive when subjected to heat or radiation.
[1400–50; late Middle English labyl < Late Latin lābilis= Latin lāb(ī) to slip + -ilis -ile1]
la•bil•i•ty (ləˈbɪl ɪ ti, leɪ-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.labile - (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
reactive - participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
2.labile - liable to change; "an emotionally labile person"
imbalanced, unbalanced - being or thrown out of equilibrium
Translations

la·bile

a. lábil, inestable, frágil, que cambia o se altera fácilmente.

labile

adj lábil
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