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1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances that cause the adherence of two surfaces. They include glues (properly collagen-derived adhesives), mucilages, sticky pastes, gums, resins, or latex.

2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. Adhesive attraction.

3. (Science: physics) That kind of inflammation which terminates in the reunion of divided parts without suppuration. Adhesive plaster, a sticking; a plaster containing resin, wax, litharge, and olive oil.

Origin: cf. F. Adhesif.

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holographic origin of life

... long term. The system will react arbitrarily and will become more complex. Some pathways will be more favourable (especially due to repeatabilty, adhesive properties, polarity etc) and will prevail in the long term. If the chemicals of the system is used as a reference frame, what will happen? ...

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by minasole
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
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Why do the lower layers of biofilms typically undergo fermen

Does it involve surface adhesive fermentation?

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by ckjavier
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Why do the lower layers of biofilms typically undergo fermen
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Why cytospin?

... Immunocytochemistry. I have seen people prepare their suspension cells (fix, permeabilize, block, stain), then put on sticky slides (either by adhesive slides or poly-L-Lysine coated plate) with a mounting medium. But some people cytospin their cells on a slide and process them after that. ...

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by evilid
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why cytospin?
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... one of the many different species here in Australia, why are they so attracted to this "gum" cellulose?, some sort of sugar in the adhesive? I am very interested as to know why? Tnx

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by vk4vfx
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Entomology
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Why do you keep talking about species

... at posterior end about 140 Entoprocta Inside anus Goblet worm Anus inside ring of cilia about 150 Gastrotricha Hair stomach Meiofauna Two terminal adhesive tubes about 690 Gnathostomulida Jaw orifice Jaw worms about 100 Hemichordata Half cord Acorn worms, pterobranchs Stomochord in collar, pharyngeal ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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