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Webster 1913 Edition


Recurrent

Re-cur′rent

(-rent)
,
Adj.
[L.
recurrens
,
-entis
, p. pr. of
recurrere
: cf.F.
récurrent
. See
Recur
.]
1.
Returning from time to time; recurring;
as,
recurrent
pains
.
2.
(Anat.)
Running back toward its origin;
as, a
recurrent
nerve or artery
.
Recurrent fever
.
(Med.)
See
Relapsing fever
, under
Relapsing
.
Recurrent pulse
(Physiol.)
,
the pulse beat which appears (when the radial artery is compressed at the wrist) on the distal side of the point of pressure through the arteries of the palm of the hand.
Recurrent sensibility
(Physiol.)
,
the sensibility manifested by the anterior, or motor, roots of the spinal cord (their stimulation causing pain) owing to the presence of sensory fibers from the corresponding sensory or posterior roots.

Webster 1828 Edition


Recurrent

RECUR'RENT

,
Adj.
[L. recurrens.
1.
Returning from time to time; as recurrent pains of a disease.
2.
In crystallography, a recurrent crystal is one whose faces, being counted in annular ranges from one extremity to the other, furnish two different numbers which succeed each other times, as 4, 8, 4, 8, 4.
3.
In anatomy, the recurrent nerve is a branch of the par vagum, given off in the upper part of the thorax, which is reflected and runs up along the trachea to the larynx.

Definition 2022


recurrent

recurrent

See also: récurrent

English

Adjective

recurrent (not comparable)

  1. Recurring time after time.
    The patient complained of recurrent chest pain.
  2. (mathematics, stochastic processes, of a state) non-transient.
  3. Running back toward its origin.
    a recurrent nerve or artery

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Latin

Verb

recurrent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of recurrō