Definition of adhesion


  • abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen.
  • a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
  • the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual adhesiveness of cells", "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion". Synonyms: adherence, adhesiveness, bond.
  • faithful support for a cause or political party or religion; "attachment to a formal agenda", "adherence to a fat-free diet", "the adhesion of Seville was decisive". Synonyms: adherence, attachment.

Related words

cabalism, ecclesiasticism, kabbalism, royalism, symphysis, synechia, traditionalism.

Rhymes with adhesion

artesian, cartesian, cohesion, indonesian, lesion, melanesian, peloponnesian, polynesian, rhodesian, tunisian.

Start with adhesion

adhesional, adhesions.

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