Pronunciation: la'bil, -bil
- An adaptability to alteration or modification, relatively easily changed or rearranged.
- Certain constituents of serum affected by increases in heat.
- An electrode that is kept moving over the surface during the passage of an electric current.
- In psychology or psychiatry, denoting free and uncontrolled mood or behavioral expression of the emotions.
- Easily removable, a labile hydrogen atom.
[L. labilis, liable to slip, fr. labor, pp. lapsus, to slip]
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