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- Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.
- Apt or likely to change.
- (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
- Noah Webster (1913), “labile”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company
- “labile”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 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)