noun ad·her·end \ad-ˈhir-ˌend, ˌad-ˌhir-ˈend\

Definition of adherend



  1. :  the surface to which an adhesive adheres; also :  one of the bodies held to another by an adhesive

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Origin and Etymology of adherend

adhere + -end (as in addend)

First Known Use: 1946

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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