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recurrence

[ri-kur-uh ns, -kuhr-] /rɪˈkɜr əns, -ˈkʌr-/
noun
1.
an act or instance of recurring.
2.
return to a previous condition, habit, subject, etc.
3.
Origin of recurrence
1640-1650
1640-50; recur + -ence
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n.

1640s, from recurrent + -ence. Related: Recurrency (1610s).

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recurrence in Medicine

recurrence re·cur·rence (rĭ-kûr'əns, -kŭr'-)
n.

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

  2. See relapse.

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