recurrent

[ ri-kur-uhnt, -kuhr- ]
/ rɪˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr- /

adjective

that recurs; occurring or appearing again, especially repeatedly or periodically.
Anatomy. turned back so as to run in a reverse direction, as a nerve, artery, branch, etc.

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Origin of recurrent

1590–1600; <Latin recurrent- (stem of recurrēns), present participle of recurrere to run back, equivalent to recurr(ere) (see recur) + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM recurrent

re·cur·rent·ly, adverbun·re·cur·rent, adjectiveun·re·cur·rent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for recurrent

recurrent
/ (rɪˈkʌrənt) /

adjective

happening or tending to happen again or repeatedly
anatomy (of certain nerves, branches of vessels, etc) turning back, so as to run in the opposite direction

Derived forms of recurrent

recurrently, adverbrecurrence, noun
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Medical definitions for recurrent

recurrent
[ rĭ-kûrənt ]

adj.

Occurring or appearing again or repeatedly.
Turning in a reverse direction. Used of blood vessels and nerves.
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