recidivous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin recidīvus (returning, recurring), from recidō (fall back)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /rɪˈsɪd.ɪ.vəs/, /rəˈsɪd.ə.vəs/

Adjective[edit]

recidivous (comparative more recidivous, superlative most recidivous)

  1. Prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.
    • 1970, Hugo Adolf Bernatzik, Akha and Miao, p 336 [1]:
      Recidivous thieves, on the other hand, must expect corporal punishment, which is meted out in addition to fines in money or goods.
  2. Recurring (of a disease or another medical problem).
    • 2002, F. Hagenmüller, M. P. Manns, H. G. Musmann, Medical Imaging in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, p 72 [2]
      In principle, resection of liver metastases is indicated when an extrahepatic recidivous occurrence or a second tumour is excluded.

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