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Adhesion meaning

adhesion - 7 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy.
  3. 3. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.
  4. 4. The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion.
  5. 5. Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.
  6. 6. The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.
  7. 7. Act or state of adhering.

adhesion - examples of usage

  1. In hernias of the small intestine, adhesion of the protruding parts to the walls of the opening, or strangulation, are complications which sometimes take place. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. If the animal is taken up in the early stages of the disease, the skin may only be adhering to a part behind the shoulder- blade; but in a day or two the adhesion will be found to extend along the whole of the spine; or, vice versa, it may begin across the kidneys and go forward to the shoulder- blade. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  3. It was not in Italy alone, however, that this adhesion of great scientific minds to the old orthodox teachings of Christianity constituted a notable characteristic of the history of eighteenth century science. - "Makers of Modern Medicine", James J. Walsh.
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