- The process of adhering or uniting of two surfaces or parts, especially the union of the opposing surfaces of a wound.
- In the pleural and peritoneal cavities, inflammatory bands that connect opposing serous surfaces; the direct result of trauma or inflammation of the serosal surfaces.
- Physical attraction of unlike molecules for one another.
- Molecular attraction existing between the surfaces of bodies in contact.
Synonym(s): adhesio, conglutination1
[L. adhaesio,, fr. adhaereo, to stick to]
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