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1. The interval between exposure to an infectious organism or a carcinogen and the clinical appearance of disease.
2. The interval between stimulus and response.
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1. (Pathology) the incubation period of an infectious disease, before symptoms appear
2. (Psychology) another name for latent time
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1. Also, latency period. the interval between exposure to a carcinogen, toxin, or disease-causing organism and development of a consequent disease.
2. the interval between a stimulus and response.Also called latency.
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The incubation period of a disease; the time elapsing between an infection and the appearance of symptoms.
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|Noun||1.||latent period - the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it|
|2.||latent period - the time that elapses before the presence of a disease is manifested by symptoms|
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