preeruptive

pre·e·rup·tive

(prē'ē-rŭp'tiv),
Denoting the stage of an exanthematous disease preceding the eruption.

pre·e·rup·tive

(prē'ē-rŭp'tiv)
Denoting the stage of an exanthematous disease preceding the eruption.

preeruptive (prē´ērup´tiv),

adj refers to the development period that occurs while the tooth develops roots and before it erupts into the oral cavity through the gingival tissues.
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Human plasma was chosen as a mimic for clinical samples because patients with smallpox are viremic during the preeruptive stage of the disease, a window of opportunity to prevent the spread of the disease by identification of infected patients.
The disease can be contagious before external lesions appear; intraoral lesions may precede skin rash by approximately 24 hours, Although virus is detectable in the preeruptive phase, data suggest that it may not be contagious until some lesions appear in the mouth or on the skin (JAMA 281[22]:2127-37, 1999).