Latent period

Definition of Latent period

(Med.) The regular time in which a disease is supposed to be existing without manifesting itself.
(Physiol.) One of the phases in a simple muscular contraction, in which invisible preparatory changes are taking place in the nerve and muscle.
(Biol.) One of those periods or resting stages in the development of the ovum, in which development is arrested prior to renewed activity.

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Related Words

interval, latency, reaction time, response time, time interval
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