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prepatent period

noun pre·pa·tent period \-ˈpāt-ənt-\

Medical Definition of PREPATENT PERIOD

:  the period between infection with a parasite and the demonstration of the parasite in the body especially as determined by the recovery of an infective form (as oocysts or eggs) from the blood or feces

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July 04, 2015
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