adhesion (n.)

  1. abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen

  2. a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures

  3. 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

    [ Syn: adhesiveness , adherence , bond ]

  4. 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

    [ Syn: attachment , adherence ]

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