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Noun: adhesion  ad'hee-zhun or ud'hee-zhun
  1. The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion";
    - adhesiveness, adherence, bond
  2. Abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
  3. A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
  4. Faithfully following a program, regime, party or religion
    "the adhesion of Seville was decisive";
    - attachment, adherence

Derived forms: adhesions

Type of: pathology, scar tissue, stickiness, support

Encyclopedia: Adhesion