[ adjective ] easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder
"friable sandstone" "friable carcinomatous tissue" "friable curds formed in the stomach"
Used in print(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
The intimal surface of the aorta was covered with confluent , yellow-brown , hard , friable plaques along its entire course , and there was a marked narrowing of the orifices of the large major visceral arteries .
On the surface of the right kidney there were also 2 yellow , firm , friable raised areas measuring up_to 2 cm. in diameter .