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labile

flexible; likely to change
Not to be confused with:
label – an attachment that indicates the manufacturer, size, destination, or nature of something: According to the label this is a “large.”; a brief description of a person or group: Don’t label me a “liberal” just because I want to protect the environment.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

la·bile

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

adj lábil
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Labile Organic Matter -- Chemical Compositions, Function, and Significance in Soil and the Environment
Oxidizable SOC was, thus, divided into three different pools(very labile, less labile and resistant) according to their decreasing order of stability (Chan et al., 2001).
Though the disposable cell is primarily for measuring zeta potential, it can also be used for size measurements and in Malvern's patented diffusion barrier technique for measuring electrophoretic mobility of labile biological molecules, such as proteins in solution.
As compared with men postabstinent DMA exacerbation in women is characterized with greater diversity, the fact allowed emphasizing emotionally labile, depressive, restless and dysphoric variants.
Negative disequilibrium was observed in some samples of granites and kaolins, indicating labile uranium from the system.
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Employing the principle of Ultra Performance Convergence Chromatography (UP[C.sup.2]), the system is an analytical system that gives laboratories a tool for tackling tough-to-analyze compounds, including hydrophobic and chiral compounds, lipids, thermally labile samples and polymers.