[ ree-kroo-des-uh ns ]
/ ˌri kruˈdɛs əns /


breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence.
Sometimes re·cru·des·cen·cy.

Origin of recrudescence

1715–25; < Latin recrūdēsc(ere) to recrudesce + -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM recrudescence

re·cru·des·cent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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Medical definitions for recrudescence

[ rē′krōō-dĕsəns ]


A recurrence of a pathological process or its symptoms after a period of improvement or quiescence.

Other words from recrudescence

re′cru•desce′cru•descent adj.
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