- 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.
Origin of recurrent
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Examples from the Web for recurrently
But neither can its path be paved by the kind of historical distortions that Mahmoud Abbas recently—and recurrently—has pedaled.Abbas Alleges Link Between Zionists And Nazis
David N. Myers
January 23, 2013
In the case of beautiful women, judging by history, it has shown a tendency to be recurrently sporadic in any case.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
Recurrently, it had caused him a vague uneasiness, hinted at a problem new to him.The Inside of the Cup, Complete
He closed his eyes again while the burning waves of invisible fire shot through him recurrently from head to foot.The Red Hell of Jupiter
- 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
Word Origin and History for recurrently
1610s, from Middle French recurrent (16c.) and directly from Latin recurrentem (nominative recurrens), present participle of recurrere "run back, hasten back, return" (see recur). From 1590s as a noun ("recurrent muscle").
- Occurring or appearing again or repeatedly.
- Turning in a reverse direction. Used of blood vessels and nerves.