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latent period

noun

Definition of latent period

  1. 1 :  the incubation period of a disease

  2. 2 :  the interval between stimulation and response



1837

First Known Use of latent period

1837


Medical Dictionary

latent period

noun

Medical Definition of latent period

  1. 1:  the period between exposure to a disease-causing agent or process and the appearance of symptoms <the latent period between exposure to a tumorigenic dose of radioactivity and the appearance of tumors>

  2. 2:  latency 3 <smooth muscle has a longer latent period than striated muscle>




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