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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 has a longer latent period than striated muscle>  .

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