Medical Dictionary


adj la·tent \ˈlāt-ənt\

Medical Definition of LATENT

:  existing in hidden or dormant form: as a :  present or capable of living or developing in a host without producing visible symptoms of disease <a latent virus> <a latent infection> b :  not consciously expressed <latent anxiety> c :  relating to or being the latent content of a dream or thought
la·tent·ly adverb
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