- Adhesion is defined as the act of agreement.
An example of adhesion is when a person follows the rules.
- The definition of adhesion is the act of sticking to something, either literally or figuratively.
An example of an adhesion is a picture sticking to the wall where it is taped. An example of an adhesion is a person remaining true to his belief despite arguments.
- the act of sticking (to something) or the state of being stuck together
- devoted attachment; adherence
- a thing that adheres
- the joining together, by fibrous tissue, of bodily parts or tissues that are normally separate: it typically results from inflammation
- a band of fibrous tissue abnormally joining bodily parts or tissues
- Physics the force that holds together the molecules of unlike substances whose surfaces are in contact
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin adhaesio ; from past participle of adhaerere: see adhere
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- The act or state of adhering.
- Attachment or devotion; loyalty.
- Assent or agreement to join.
- Medicine a. A condition in which bodily tissues that are normally separate grow together.b. A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
- Physics The physical attraction or joining of two substances, especially the macroscopically observable attraction of dissimilar substances.
Origin: French adhésion, from Latin adhaesiō, adhaesiōn-, from adhaesus, past participle of adhaerēre, to adhere; see adhere.
adhesion - Cultural Definition
adhesion - Medical Definition
- A condition in which body tissues that are normally separate grow together.
- A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
- The union of opposing surfaces of a wound, especially in healing. Also called conglutination.
adhesion - Science Definition
- The force of attraction that causes two different substances to join. Adhesion causes water to spread out over glass. Compare cohesion.
- A fibrous band of abnormal tissue that binds together tissues that are normally separate. Adhesions form during the healing of some wounds, usually as a result of inflammation.
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