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adhesion

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noun ad·he·sion \ad-ˈhē-zhən, əd-\

Simple Definition of adhesion

  • : the act of adhering; especially : the act of sticking or attaching to something

  • medical : a condition in which body tissues that are supposed to be separate grow together because of swelling after surgery

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of adhesion

  1. 1 :  steady or firm attachment :  adherence

  2. 2 :  the action or state of adhering

  3. 3 :  the abnormal union of separate tissue surfaces by new fibrous tissue resulting from an inflammatory process; also :  the newly formed uniting tissue

  4. 4 :  agreement to join <adhesion of all nations to a copyright convention>

  5. 5 :  the molecular attraction exerted between the surfaces of bodies in contact

adhesional

play \-ˈhēzh-nəl, -ˈhē-zhə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of adhesion in a sentence

  1. the adhesion of the coating

  2. the adhesion of the mud to my shoes



Origin and Etymology of adhesion

French or Latin; French adhésion, from Latin adhaesion-, adhaesio, from adhaerēre


First Known Use: 1624


ADHESION Defined for Kids

adhesion

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noun ad·he·sion \ad-ˈhē-zhən\

Definition of adhesion for Students

  1. :  the act or state of sticking <They tested the adhesion of the paint to the wall.>




Medical Dictionary

adhesion

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noun ad·he·sion \ad-ˈhē-zhən, əd-\

Medical Definition of adhesion

  1. 1:  the action or state of adhering; specifically :  a sticking together of substances (as of glue and wood or of parts united by growth)

  2. 2a:  the abnormal union of surfaces normally separate by the formation of new fibrous tissue resulting from an inflammatory process; also :  the newly formed uniting tissue <pleural adhesions>b:  the union of wound edges especially by first intention

  3. 3:  the molecular attraction exerted between the surfaces of bodies in contact—compare cohesion 2

adhesional

\-ˈhēzh-nəl, -ˈhē-zhən-əl\play adjective




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