adhesion

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adhesion   (ād-hē'zhən)  Pronunciation Key 
  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.


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