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latent

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adjective la·tent \ˈlāt-ənt\

Medical Definition of latent

  1. :  existing in hidden or dormant form: asa:  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

latently adverb




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