Pronunciation: (ad-hēr'unt, -her'-),[key] —n. a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower.
—adj. 1. sticking; clinging; adhering: an adherent substance. 2. bound by contract or other formal agreement: the nations adherent to the Geneva Convention. 3. Biol.adnate.
4. Gram.standing before and modifying a noun; attributive.