- adhesive absorbent dressing
Origin of adherent
"follower, associate, supporter," early 15c., from Old French adherent or directly from Latin adhaerentem (see adherent (adj.)). Meaning "adhesive substance" is from 1912.
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).