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[fran-juh-buh l] /ˈfræn dʒə bəl/

easily broken; breakable:
Most frangible toys are not suitable for young children.
breakable or fragile

early 15c., from Middle French frangible, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere “to break” (see fraction).


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