- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM adhesionad·he·sion·al, adjectivenon·ad·he·sion, noun
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Animals that use dry adhesion can stick and unstick to surfaces easily.A spider’s feet hold a hairy, sticky secret|Stephen Ornes|October 11, 2021|Science News For Students
They can usually be brushed or vacuumed to restore adhesion.The best random orbital sanders for all your smoothing projects|Bob Beacham|October 7, 2021|Popular-Science
People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy have a mutation in that protein that prevents proper adhesion, which means their muscles may contract just fine, they just can’t exert much of a force on the tendons.Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about muscles|Claire Maldarelli and Sara Chodosh|October 3, 2021|Popular-Science
While that combo seems like it would result in better screen adhesion than most smartphones, the methodology actually didn't fare well on the Pixel 5, as users complained about uneven panel gaps.Pixel 5a teardown shows a surprising amount of metal|Ron Amadeo|August 27, 2021|Ars Technica
“You can control the adhesion,” notes Han, who wasn’t involved in the study.New glue offers to turn any small walking robot into Spider-Man|Shi En Kim|August 18, 2021|Science News For Students
Mr. Asquith evidently has given in his adhesion to the new system of "colour adjectives."
With the Restoration the Marshal at once accepted the change of government and gave his adhesion to the Bourbons.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The adhesion to the clearing circulation is at once requested by the Post Office, of adherents to the cheque service.
When you want to use it, mix the Roe with a little wheaten flour and gum water, to cause adhesion to the hook.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland
The distant colonies of the crown of Castile, in America and the Indies, sent in their adhesion.
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The molecular (see molecule) attraction that holds the surfaces of two dissimilar substances together. (Compare cohesion.)