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recurrence

[ ri-kur-uhns, -kuhr- ]
/ rɪˈkɜr əns, -ˈkʌr- /
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noun

an act or instance of recurring.
return to a previous condition, habit, subject, etc.

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Origin of recurrence

First recorded in 1640–50; recur + -ence
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Medical definitions for recurrence

recurrence
[ rĭ-kûrəns ]

n.

A return of symptoms as part of the natural progress of a disease, as in relapsing fever.
relapse
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