patent period

noun
pa·​tent period | \ ˈpāt-ᵊnt- How to pronounce patent period (audio) \

Medical Definition of patent period

: the period of time in the course of a parasitic disease (as malaria) during which the parasitic organisms can be demonstrated in the body

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“Patent period.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/patent%20period. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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