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