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Word: labile

Definition: likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability


Sentences Containing 'labile'

ADP-ribosylation is also responsible for the actions of some bacterial toxins, such as cholera toxin, diphtheria toxin, pertussis toxin, and heat-labile enterotoxin.
Gender and sexuality within this world is fluid and expansive, with the principal official categories of "self-image for gender" listed to include feminine, masculine, androgynous, gyandromorphous, hermaphrodite, ambisexual, bisexual, intersex, neuter, eunuch, nonsexual, undifferentiated, gay, lesbian, queer, invert, homosexual, polymorphous, poly, labile, berdache, hijra, and two-spirit.
In addition, reduction of the soil causes a shift in phosphorus from resilient to more labile forms.
Life itself is at least as old as on Earth but more variegated; instead of ultraviolet radiation and impact events the more labile nature of the biomolecules (which contain several amino acids unknown on Earth) has acted as the driver of early evolution.
The parent compound is labile with melting point −90 °C and has been prepared by reaction of ketene with diazomethane at −145 °C. Derivatives of cyclopropanone are of some interest to organic chemistry.

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