recrudescent

recrudescence

[ree-kroo-des-uhns]
noun
breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence.
Also, recrudescency.


Origin:
1715–25; < Latin recrūdēsc(ere) to recrudesce + -ence

recrudescent, adjective
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recrudesce (ˌriːkruːˈdɛs)
 
vb
(intr) (of a disease, trouble, etc) to break out or appear again after a period of dormancy; recur
 
[C19: from Latin recrūdēscere to become raw again, from re- + crūdēscere to grow worse, from crūdus bloody, raw; see crude]
 
recru'descence
 
n
 
recru'descent
 
adj

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recrudescence
1721, from L. recrudescere "re-open" (of wounds), lit. "become raw again," from re- "again" + crudescere, from crudus "raw" (see crude) + inchoative suffix -escere.
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recrudescence re·cru·des·cence (rē'krōō-děs'əns)
n.
A recurrence of a pathological process or its symptoms after a period of improvement or quiesence.


re'cru·desce' v.
re'cru·des'cent adj.
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