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noun re·lapse \ri-ˈlaps, ˈrē-ˌ\

Medical Definition of RELAPSE

:  a recurrence of illness; especially :  a recurrence of symptoms of a disease after a period of improvement <a relapse after an 18-month remission—M. T. Fosburg et al>—compare recrudescence
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