intervening, as of time or events.
Pathology. (of a disease) occurring while another disease is in progress.
- in·ter·cur·rence, noun
- in·ter·cur·rent·ly, adverb
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How to use intercurrent in a sentence
In those rare instances of generalized disease the patient has usually died from an intercurrent tuberculosis.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Death may occur as the result of exhaustion, or a congestive seizure, or of some intercurrent illness.
intercurrent Pneumonia is more common among them than any other class of people.
In progressive cases the patient becomes exhausted, and usually dies of some intercurrent affection, particularly phthisis.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The legs and trunk atrophy, and death comes from an intercurrent disease.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
British Dictionary definitions for intercurrent
occurring during or in between; intervening
pathol (of a disease) occurring during the course of another disease
- intercurrence, noun
- intercurrently, adverb
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