latency phase

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Noun1.latency phase - (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
childhood - the time of person's life when they are a child
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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Children in the latency phase are developing their self-esteem and cognitive skills, as well as their sense of logical reciprocity.
It begins at the latency phase and progresses to the awareness stage where popular press raises issues and questions to the activism stage where members of the public ask for regulations to the regulation/litigation stage where almost all choices for the company are gone.
HIV-I strains that infect macrophages (macrophage-tropic isolates) are responsible for person-to-person transmission and are the predominant virus type during the clinical latency phase.