[in-ter-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-]


intervening, as of time or events.
Pathology. (of a disease) occurring while another disease is in progress.

Nearby words

  1. intercross,
  2. intercrural,
  3. intercrystalline,
  4. intercultural,
  5. intercupola,
  6. intercuspation,
  7. intercut,
  8. interdealer broker,
  9. interdenominational,
  10. interdental

Origin of intercurrent

1605–15; < Latin intercurrent- (stem of intercurrēns) present participle of intercurrere to run between. See inter-, current

Related formsin·ter·cur·rence, nounin·ter·cur·rent·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for intercurrence



occurring during or in between; intervening
pathol (of a disease) occurring during the course of another disease
Derived Formsintercurrence, nounintercurrently, adverb

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Medicine definitions for intercurrence




Occurring in addition to and usually altering the course of another disease.

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