latent period
noun Date: 1837 1. the incubation period of a disease 2. the interval between stimulation and response

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  • latent period — n 1) the period between exposure to a disease causing agent or process and the appearance of symptoms <the latent period between exposure to a tumorigenic dose of radioactivity and the appearance of tumors> 2) LATENCY (3) <smooth muscle… …   Medical dictionary

  • Latent period — Latent La tent (l[=a] tent), a. [L. latens, entis, p. pr. of latere to lie hid or concealed; cf. Gr. lanqa nein, E. lethargy: cf. F. latent.] 1. Not visible or apparent; hidden; concealed; secret; dormant; as, latent springs of action. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latent period — n. 1. the interval in the course of a disease between infection and the first appearance of the symptoms; incubation period 2. the interval between a stimulus and its response …   English World dictionary

  • latent period — Latency La ten*cy, n. [See {Latent}.] 1. The state or quality of being latent. [1913 Webster] To simplify the discussion, I shall distinguish three degrees of this latency. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 2. The time between a stimulus the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latent period — latentinis laikotarpis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Laikas nuo ligos sukėlėjų prasiskverbimo į organizmą iki pirmųjų ligos požymių atsiradimo. atitikmenys: angl. latent period; stage of latency vok. latent Zeitraum, m rus …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • latent period — latentinis laikotarpis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Laikas nuo ląstelės, organo ar viso organizmo dirginimo pradžios iki atsako pradžios. atitikmenys: angl. latent period; stage of latency vok. latent Zeitraum, m rus.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • latent period — 1. Also, latency period. Pathol. the interval between exposure to a carcinogen, toxin, or disease causing organism and development of a consequent disease. 2. Physiol. the interval between stimulus and reaction. Also called latency. [1830 40] * * …   Universalium

  • latent period — noun Medicine the period between infection and the onset of symptoms …   English new terms dictionary

  • latent period — incubation period …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • latent period — la′tent pe riod n. 1) pat Also, latency period the interval between exposure to a carcinogen, toxin, or disease causing organism and development of a consequent disease. 2) phl the interval between a stimulus and response Also called latency… …   From formal English to slang

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