Definition: Physicochemical property of fimbriated (FIMBRIAE, BACTERIAL) and non-fimbriated bacteria of attaching to cells, tissue, and nonbiological surfaces. It is a factor in bacterial colonization and pathogenicity.
do not confuse with X ref BACTERIAL ADHESINS see ADHESINS, BACTERIAL, bact antigens; DF: BACT ADHESION
See AlsoAdhesins, Bacterial
Other names Adhesion, Bacterial; Bacterial Adhesions; Adhesions, Bacterial