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- adj. Tending to retrocede; moving backwards.
- adj. Of gout, an attack in which surface symptoms such as joint inflammation disappear suddenly, and are replaced by affections of the internal organs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disposed or likely to retrocede; -- said of diseases which go from one part of the body to another, as the gout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relapsing; going back.
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_Gout_ denied to be salutary, or incurable not to be cured by drugs not hereditary mode of attack depends not on morbific matter its inflammation asthenic its symptoms and description its remissions accounted for the terms retrocedent, atonic, &c. misapplied mode of cure electricity useful
This in small diluted doses is highly useful for drowsiness connected with flatulent indigestion, and a disposition to faintness: also for gout retrocedent to the stomach.
The retrocedent and retrocessionaires were European.
In this case, it has been generally, but absurdly imagined, that the gout is translated, or recedes from the extremities to some internal part: the term of retrocedent gout has therefore been applied to occurrences of this nature.