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adsorb

 [ad-sorb´]
to attract and retain other material on the surface; to conduct the process of adsorption.

ad·sorb

(ad-sōrb'), Do not confuse this word with absorb.
To take up by adsorption.
[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]

adsorb

/ad·sorb/ (ad-sorb´) to attract and retain other material on the surface; to conduct the process of adsorption.

Adsorb

To attract and hold molecules of other substances to a surface.

ad·sorb

(ad-sōrb')
To gather on or attract to a surface in a layer of condensation; to attach without covalent bonding.
Compare: absorb
[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]

ad·sorb

(ad-sōrb') Do not confuse this word with absorb.
To take up by adsorption.
[L. ad, to, + sorbeo, to suck in]

adsorb,

v to attract molecules of a substance to the surface of another solid substance.

adsorb

to attract and retain other material on the surface.
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This affinity is much stronger than that found between cells and fibronectin on both control and aminated scaffolds, despite the fact that both scaffolds (most notably with the aminated scaffolds) adsorb more fibronectin.
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The crystals only adsorb intact if their melting point is higher than that of the proofing temperature.