- that recurs; occurring or appearing again, especially repeatedly or periodically.
- Anatomy. turned back so as to run in a reverse direction, as a nerve, artery, branch, etc.
- happening or tending to happen again or repeatedly
- anatomy (of certain nerves, branches of vessels, etc) turning back, so as to run in the opposite direction
1610s, from Middle French recurrent (16c.) and directly from Latin recurrentem (nominative recurrens), present participle of recurrere “run back, hasten back, return” (see recur). From 1590s as a noun (“recurrent muscle”).
- Occurring or appearing again or repeatedly.
- Turning in a reverse direction. Used of blood vessels and nerves.