plural -s
: the surface to which an adhesive adheres
also : one of the bodies held to another by an adhesive

Word History


adhere + -end (as in addend)

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adherend was in 1946

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“Adherend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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