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latent stage

latent stage in Medicine

latent stage n.
See incubative stage.

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  • The first symptoms show in November or December, the disease being in a latent stage during the development of the worms.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Our perception in fact passes into a latent stage, as also our memory and volition.

    Life and Habit Samuel Butler
  • High temperatures, on the other hand, will destroy any form of life, whether in the vegetative or latent stage.

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