- adhesive absorbent dressing
Origin of adherent
Examples from the Web for adherent
Twenty-five percent of Americans believe that Obama is an adherent of Islam.
The capillitium persists after the fall of the upper filmy peridium, adherent below to the persisting peridial base.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
They are economic reasons usually, and physical, and not adherent to any inevitably weaker moral fibre in the woman.She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
The adherent bawled this at Edward, and Edward's reply came ringing back in a clear, cheerful voice, "We mean to try all we know."Hard Cash|Charles Reade
An aneurysm exerts pressure on the surrounding structures, which are usually thickened and adherent to it and to one another.
When the ulcer has healed it leaves a scar which is depressed, and if over a bone, is adherent to it.
late 14c., from Old French adherent or directly from Latin adhaerentem (nominative adhaerens), present participle of adhaerere "stick to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + haerere "to stick" (see hesitation).
"follower, associate, supporter," early 15c., from Old French adherent or directly from Latin adhaerentem (see adherent (adj.)). Meaning "adhesive substance" is from 1912.