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frangible (FRAN-juh-buhl)

 
adjective: readily broken, breakable

Etymology
From Latin frangere (to break) which also gave us fraction, refract, chamfer, defray, infringe, and fracture.
Earliest documented use: 1440

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“The foot is at such high risk for injury largely because it has so many small, frangible parts — 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, ligaments, and muscles, any of which can fail.”
Gretchen Reynolds; Unhappy Feet; The New York Times; Sep 14, 2008.

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