prepatent period

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

Medical Definition of prepatent period

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prepatent%20period. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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