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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: re-kur'ens


  1. A return of the symptoms, occurring as a phenomenon in the natural history of the disease, as seen in recurrent fever.
  2. Appearance of a genetic trait in a genetic relative of a proband.

Synonym(s): relapse

[L. re-curro, to run back, recur]

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