prepatent period


pre·​pa·​tent period -ˈpāt-ᵊnt- How to pronounce prepatent period (audio)
: 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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“Prepatent period.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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