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Readily crumbled; brittle: friable asbestos insulation.

[Latin friābilis, from friāre, to crumble.]

fri′a·bil′i·ty n.


the condition of being easily crumbled or pulverized.
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Noun1.friability - excessive breakableness
breakableness - the consistency of something that breaks under pressure


[ˌfraɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (frm) → friabilità
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The following instruments were used for the experiments: analytical balance (Mettler Toledo, Switzerland), hardness tester (Schleuniger, 2E/205, Switzerland), friability tester (ERWEKA, TAR 20, Germany), disintegration apparatus (CALEVA, G.B.
The chewing gum tablets, shown in Table 2, were subjected to weight variation test ast uniformity of mass and drug content, tablet breaking force/hardness and friability determination.
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