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- Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.
- Apt or likely to change.
- Pythagoras [said] that each thing or matter was ever gliding and labile.
- (chemistry, of a compound or bond) Kinetically unstable; rapidly cleaved (and possibly reformed).
- Certain drugs can be conjugated to polymer molecules with a linkage that is labile at low pH to effect controlled release in a cellular endosome.
- Water ligands typically bind metals in a labile fashion and are rapidly interchanged in aqueous solution.
- (linguistics, of a verb) Able to change valency without changing its form; especially, able to be used both transitively and intransitively without changing its form.
- (likely to change): unstable
liable to slip, err, fall or apostatize
- labile in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- labile in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- “labile” at OneLook Dictionary Search.
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labile m, f (plural labiles)
- “labile” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
labile m, f (masculine and feminine plural labili)