latent period

noun

Definition of latent period

1 : the incubation period of a disease
2 : the interval between stimulation and response

First Known Use of latent period

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Latent period.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latent%20period. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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