1. [syn: relapsing fever, recurrent fever]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recurrent \Re*cur"rent\ (-rent), a. [L. recurrens, -entis, p.
pr. of recurrere: cf.F. r['e]current. See Recur.]
1. Returning from time to time; recurring; as, recurrent
2. (Anat.) Running back toward its origin; as, a recurrent
nerve or artery.
Recurrent fever. (Med.) See Relapsing fever, under
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: marked by recurring high fever and transmitted by the bite
of infected lice or ticks; characterized by episodes of
high fever and chills and headache and muscle pain and
nausea that recur every week or ten days for several months
[syn: relapsing fever, recurrent fever]