adhesion


adhesion

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n.

  1. A condition in which body tissues that are normally separate grow together.
  2. A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
  3. The union of opposing surfaces of a wound, especially in healing.conglutination

  1. The force of attraction that causes two different substances to join. Adhesion causes water to spread out over glass. Compare cohesion.
  2. A fibrous band of abnormal tissue that binds together tissues that are normally separate. Adhesions form during the healing of some wounds, usually as a result of inflammation.

The molecular (see molecule) attraction that holds the surfaces of two dissimilar substances together. (Compare cohesion.)

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