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latent

 [la´tent]
dormant or concealed; not manifest; potential.

la·tent

(lā'tent),
Not manifest, dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]

latent

/la·tent/ (la´tent) concealed; not manifest; potential; dormant; quiescent.

latent

(lāt′nt)
adj.
1. Medicine Present but not symptomatic: a latent virus.
2. Biology Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes: a latent bud.
3. Psychology Present and accessible in the unconscious mind but not consciously expressed.

la′tent·ly adv.

latent

[lā′tənt]
Etymology: L, latere, to be concealed
dormant; existing as a potential. For example, tuberculosis may be latent for extended periods of time and become active under certain conditions.

latent

adjective Dormant. Cf Active.

la·tent

(lā'tĕnt)
Not manifest; dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]

latent

Present but not manifest. Not yet having an effect.

latent

inactive, but having the potential for activity as in dormant buds or the resting stages of organisms.

Latent

A nonactive virus which is in a dormant state within a cell. The herpes virus is latent in the nervous system.
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la·tent

(lā'tĕnt)
Not manifest, dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]

latent,

adj hidden; beneath the surface; not obvious or active.
latent image,
latent period,

latent

dormant or concealed; not manifest; potential. See also latent image, infection.

latent period
a seemingly inactive period, as that between exposure of tissue to an injurious agent and the manifestations of response, or that between the instant of stimulation and the beginning of response. The latent period in virus replication defines the period from adsorption, penetration and uncoating of the virus until the first progeny virus are released from the cell.
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