recrudescence

[ ree-kroo-des-uhns ]
/ ˌri kruˈdɛs əns /

noun

breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence.

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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
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Medical definitions for recrudescence

recrudescence
[ rē′krōō-dĕsəns ]

n.

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

Other words from recrudescence

re′cru•desce v.re′cru•descent adj.
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