patent period

noun

pa·​tent period ˈpāt-ᵊnt- How to pronounce patent period (audio)
: 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 22 Jul. 2024.

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