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prepatent period

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noun pre·pa·tent period \-ˈpāt-ənt-\

Medical Definition of prepatent period

  1. :  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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