latency period


latency period

noun

Definition of LATENCY PERIOD

1
:  latency 3

First Known Use of LATENCY PERIOD

1910

latency period

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LATENCY PERIOD

1
: a stage of psychosexual development that follows the phallic stage and precedes the genital stage, extends from about the age of five or six to the beginning of puberty, and during which sexual urges often appear to lie dormant—called also latency

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