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[re-truh-seed] /ˌrɛ trəˈsid/
verb (used with object), retroceded, retroceding.
1.
to cede back:
to retrocede a territory.
2.
Insurance. (of a reinsurance company) to cede (all or part of a reinsured risk) to another reinsurance company.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; retro- + cede
Related forms
retrocedence, retrocession
[re-truh-sesh-uh n] /ˌrɛ trəˈsɛʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for retrocession

retrocede

/ˌrɛtrəʊˈsiːd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to give back; return
2.
(intransitive) to go back or retire; recede
Derived Forms
retrocession (ˌrɛtrəʊˈsɛʃən), retrocedence, noun
retrocessive, retrocedent, adjective
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retrocession in Medicine

retrocession ret·ro·ces·sion (rět'rō-sěsh'ən)
n.

  1. A relapse, as of a disease.

  2. Cessation of the external symptoms of a disease, followed by signs of involvement of an internal organ or part.

  3. Backward displacement of the uterus or other organ.

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