|[C16: via Medieval Latin adhērēre from Latin adhaerēre to stick to]|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
adherence ad·her·ence (ād-hǐr'əns, -hěr'-)
The extent to which the patient continues the agreed-upon mode of treatment under limited supervision when faced with conflicting demands, as distinguished from compliance or maintenance.