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Meaning of ADHESION

Pronunciation:  ad'heezhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  faithful support for a religion or cause or political party
  2. [n]  the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  3. [n]  a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
  4. [n]  abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen

ADHESION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adherence, adherence, adhesiveness, attachment, bond
 See Also: ecclesiasticism, pathology, scar tissue, stickiness, support, symphysis, synechia, traditionalism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*he"sion\, n. [L. adhaesio, fr. adhaerere: cf. F.
1. The action of sticking; the state of being attached;
   intimate union; as, the adhesion of glue, or of parts
   united by growth, cement, or the like.

2. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as,
   adhesion to error, to a policy.

         His adhesion to the Tories was bounded by his
         approbation of their foreign policy.  --De Quincey.

3. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.

         To that treaty Spain and England gave in their
         adhesion.                             --Macaulay.

4. (Physics) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies
   in contact. See {Cohesion}.

5. (Med.) Union of surface, normally separate, by the
   formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory

6. (Bot.) The union of parts which are separate in other
   plants, or in younger states of the same plant.

Syn: Adherence; union. See {Adherence}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A band of tissue, such as scar tissue, that sticks to other structures such as the abdominal wall.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The union of adjacent organs by scar tissue.