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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  recurring  again  and  again  "perennial  efforts  to  stipulate 
  the  requirements"  [syn:  {perennial},  {repeated}] 

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