Medical Dictionary


noun ad·he·sion \ad-ˈhē-zhən, əd-\

Medical Definition of ADHESION

:  the action or state of adhering; specifically :  a sticking together of substances (as of glue and wood or of parts united by growth)
a :  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
:  the molecular attraction exerted between the surfaces of bodies in contact—compare cohesion 2
ad·he·sion·al \-ˈhēzh-nəl, -ˈhē-zhən-əl\ adjective


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