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Medical Term:

recidivation

Pronunciation: re-sid'i-va'shun

Definition: Relapse of a disease, a symptom, or a behavioral pattern (an illegal activity for which one was previously imprisoned).

[L. recidivus, falling back, recurring, fr. recido, to fall back]

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