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latent period


latent period

noun

Definition of LATENT PERIOD

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