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latent heat

noun

Definition of LATENT HEAT

:  heat given off or absorbed in a process (as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature

First Known Use of LATENT HEAT

circa 1757

latent heat

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LATENT HEAT

:  heat given off or absorbed in a process (as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature

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