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adhere

verb ad·here \ad-ˈhi(ə)r, əd-\
ad·heredad·her·ing

Medical Definition of ADHERE

intransitive verb
1
:  to hold fast or stick by or as if by gluing, suction, grasping, or fusing <a gauze bandage adhering to the wound>
2
:  to become joined (as in pathological adhesion) <the lung sometimes adheres to the pleura>
transitive verb
:  to cause to stick fast
ad·her·ence \-ˈhir-ən(t)s\ noun

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