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latency period

noun

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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May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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