verb (used with object), ret·ro·ced·ed, ret·ro·ced·ing.

to cede back: to retrocede a territory.
Insurance. (of a reinsurance company) to cede (all or part of a reinsured risk) to another reinsurance company.

Origin of retrocede

First recorded in 1810–20; retro- + cede
Related formsret·ro·ced·ence, ret·ro·ces·sion [re-truh-sesh-uh n] /ˌrɛ trəˈsɛʃ ən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(tr) to give back; return
(intr) to go back or retire; recede
Derived Formsretrocession (ˌrɛtrəʊˈsɛʃən) or retrocedence, nounretrocessive or retrocedent, adjective
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retrocession in Medicine




A relapse, as of a disease.
Cessation of the external symptoms of a disease, followed by signs of involvement of an internal organ or part.
Backward displacement of the uterus or other organ.
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