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 (lā′bīl′, -bəl)
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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the susceptibility to error or lapses of any kind, as a human failing. — labile, adj.
See also: Strength and Weakness
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n. labilidad, condición de inestabilidad.
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