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adhesive

 [ad-he´siv]
1. pertaining to, characterized by, or causing close adherence of adjoining surfaces.
2. a substance that causes close adherence of adjoining surfaces.

ad·he·sive

(ad-hē'siv),
1. Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an adhesion.
2. Any material that adheres to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces.

adhesive

(ăd-hē′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to stick things together.
2. Relating to or having the characteristics of an adhesion.
n.
A substance that sticks to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces.

ad·he′sive·ly adv.
ad·he′sive·ness n.

adhesive

A material capable of temporarily or permanently binding another by means of surface attachment (e.g., glue).

ad·he·sive

(ad-hē'siv)
1. Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an adhesion.
2. Any material that adheres to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces.

ad·he·sive

(ad-hē'siv)
1. Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an adhesion.
2. Any material that adheres to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces.
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ApCol: color, ApC: cohesiveness, ApH: homogeneity, ArI: aroma intensity, Tal: taste intensity, TeC: cohesiveness, TeA: adhesiveness, TeF: fatness, TeJ: juiciness.
Table 3--Hardness (Hard N), adhesiveness (Adhe N/s), springiness (Sprin), cohesiveness (Cohe), gumminess (Gummi N) and chewiness (Chew) in quinces marmelade.
It is observed in Figure 3, 4, 5 and 6 the intensity of hardness, adhesiveness, elasticity and gumminess during 'Dulce de leche' storage time.
Although there have been many studies on the components of MRSA biofilms, very few of these studies have addressed the impact of biofilms on the adhesiveness and cohesiveness of bacterial cells [13,14, 38-40].
Consequently, the ester linkages brought adhesiveness, resulting in good physical properties.
This could prove helpful in improving cell adhesiveness to biomaterials.
Researchers report that the adhesiveness of gecko feet is aided by static electricity, contrary to long-held beliefs.
According to former Assistant Director William Sullivan, "within hours a file with compromising photographs would be opened and closed [by FBI agents] so many times that the tape would lose all its adhesiveness" (62).
For example, coaches with a paternalistic leadership style appear to create better team adhesiveness, and different leadership styles affect aspects of the team differently.
The Solbin series is a modified copolymer resin combining the toughness of vinyl chloride with the strong adhesiveness and plasticity of vinyl acetate.
Bordia and Verma (1985) have investigated the effect of oral administration of vitamin C on platelet adhesive index and platelet aggregate ratio in healthy and coronary artery disease patients and found a significant decrease in platelet adhesiveness and platelet aggregation.
A data collection form was placed on patient charts for staff to indicate method of securement, when the securement device was discontinued, if a pressure ulcer formed, and overall adhesiveness. Adhesiveness was determined by adherence to the NGT and nose.