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recurrent

adjective re·cur·rent \-ˈkər-ənt, -ˈkə-rənt\

: happening or appearing again and again

Full Definition of RECURRENT

1
:  running or turning back in a direction opposite to a former course —used of various nerves and branches of vessels in the arms and legs
2
:  returning or happening time after time <recurrent complaints>
re·cur·rent·ly adverb
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Examples of RECURRENT

  1. The loss of innocence is a recurrent theme in his stories.
  2. <had recurrent problems with the computer for months and finally junked it>

Origin of RECURRENT

Latin recurrent-, recurrens, present participle of recurrere
First Known Use: 1578

Other Anatomy Terms

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RECURRENT Defined for Kids

recurrent

adjective re·cur·rent \ri-ˈkər-ənt\

Definition of RECURRENT for Kids

:  happening or appearing again and again <a recurrent infection>
Medical Dictionary

recurrent

adjective re·cur·rent \-ˈkər-ənt, -ˈkə-rənt\

Medical Definition of RECURRENT

1
:  running or turning back in a direction opposite to a former course—used of various nerves and branches of vessels in the arms and legs
2
:  returning or happening time after time <recurrent pain>
re·cur·rent·ly adverb

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