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silent

adj si·lent \ˈsī-lənt\

Medical Definition of SILENT

1
:  not exhibiting the usual signs or symptoms of presence <a silent infection> <silent gallstones> <silent tuberculosis> <silent ischemia>
2
:  yielding no detectable response to stimulation—used especially of an association area of the brain <silent cortex>
3
:  having no detectable function or effect <silent DNA> <silent genes>
si·lent·ly adverb

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