1. The process of adhering or uniting of two surfaces or parts, especially the union of the opposing surfaces of a wound. Syn: adhesio [NA], conglutination(1).

2. In the plural, inflammatory bands that connect opposing serous surfaces.

3. Physical attraction of unlike molecules for one another.

4. Molecular attraction existing between the surfaces of bodies in contact.


[L. adhesio, to stick to]

amniotic adhesions

fibrinous adhesion

fibrous adhesion

interthalamic adhesion

primary adhesion

secondary adhesion

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