The action of sticking; the state of being attached; intimate union; as, the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, or the like. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.
- (Physics) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact.
- (Med.) Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.
- (Botany) The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.
Syn. - Adherence; union. See Adherence.