[ in-ter-kur-uh nt, -kuhr- ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr- /


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

Origin of intercurrent

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

Related forms

in·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


/ (ˌɪntəˈkʌrənt) /


occurring during or in between; intervening
pathol (of a disease) occurring during the course of another disease

Derived Forms

intercurrence, nounintercurrently, adverb
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Medicine definitions for intercurrence


[ ĭn′tər-kûrənt ]


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