Definition of recurrent in English:


Line breaks: re|cur|rent
Pronunciation: /rɪˈkʌr(ə)nt


  • 2 Anatomy (Of a nerve or blood vessel) turning back so as to reverse direction: the recurrent nerve leaves the hypocerebral ganglion
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    • It is imperative that the needle be positioned correctly so the recurrent laryngeal and phrenic nerves are not infiltrated with medication.
    • The right recurrent laryngeal nerve usually passes around and behind the subclavian artery and then ascends to enter the larynx.
    • Risks of parathyroid surgery include permanent hypoparathyroidism and damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve.



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  • It recurrently operates against the context of scientific or pseudo-scientific theories of psychological schism, and especially of the constituent splitting of bodily and psychic identities.
  • He admits to thinking about it recurrently and finds himself wondering ‘how Jason feels about it now.’
  • This recurrently results in one or more of the following symptoms.


late 16th century (in sense 2): from Latin recurrent- 'running back', from the verb recurrere (see recur).

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