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adhere

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verb ad·here \ad-ˈhi(ə)r, əd-\

Medical Definition of adhere

ad·heredad·her·ing

  1. intransitive verb

  2. 1:  to hold fast or stick by or as if by gluing, suction, grasping, or fusing <a gauze bandage adhering to the wound>

  3. 2:  to become joined (as in pathological adhesion) <the lung sometimes adheres to the pleura>

  4. transitive verb

  5. :  to cause to stick fast

  6. ad·her·ence \-ˈhir-ən(t)s\play noun





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