- the abnormal union of adjacent tissues.
- the tissue involved.
- the frictional resistance of rails to the tendency of driving wheels to slip.
- factor of adhesion.
Origin of adhesion
Examples from the Web for adhesion
Historical Examples of adhesion
So to a man they gave in their adhesion in that quarter of the country.Anabasis
The pleura and diaphragm also showed a good deal of disease and some adhesion.Cattle and Their Diseases
The adhesion of Richelieu and the advocacy of Chapelain insured their triumph.A History of French Literature
With the adhesion of New York all serious anxiety came to an end.The Critical Period of American History
It is the adhesion of woman to this view of the case which puzzles us a little at first.
Word Origin for adhesion
1620s, from French adhésion or directly from Latin adhaesionem (nominative adhaesio) "a sticking to," noun of action from past participle stem of adhaerare (see adherent).
Adhesion is generally used in the material, and adherence in the metaphysical sense. [Johnson]