friable friable


  • (adj) easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder


  1. Sample: The scalp of a 45-year-old construction laborer, superficially grazed by a swinging hook on the end of a derrick cable, later developed a friable, fungating ulceration.
  2. In about two-thirds of buildings with asbestos, some of the material is in a friable state, which means it is crumbling into microscopic fibers that can float through the air.


  • Flexicon Introduces Tubular Cable Conveyors

    Flexicon Corporation (Australia)announces a new line of tubular cable conveyors designed for the gentle transfer of friable food and non-food products
    on June 20, 2013     Source: FoodOnline

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