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latent

 [la´tent]
dormant or concealed; not manifest; potential.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·tent

(lā'tent),
Not manifest, dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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latent

adjective Dormant. Cf Active.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

la·tent

(lā'tĕnt)
Not manifest; dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

latent

Present but not manifest. Not yet having an effect.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

latent

inactive, but having the potential for activity as in dormant buds or the resting stages of organisms.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Latent

A nonactive virus which is in a dormant state within a cell. The herpes virus is latent in the nervous system.
Mentioned in: Cold Sore
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·tent

(lā'tĕnt)
Not manifest, dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Since the study of the manifest structure of phenomena is a daily routine, more and more the studying of the latent structure of phenomena is becoming a main aim of studies.
Latent TB is not infectious as it cannot be passed to other people and those who have it do not need urgent treatment.
aSSx: The factor index of the measured independent variables, which are affected by the independent latent variables.
(2) to (4) is the direct link between heat load due to defrost, the latent heat load for the facility and the amount of melt water.
The MRM approach[17] can be considered as the most stringent test for the Rasch model, as it tests for item parameter differences between all possible groups of subjects, regardless of person factors.[1] Since item responses are binary, dichotomous MRM was selected to examine the number of latent classes.
A student surnamed Lin shared his personal experience of latent tuberculosis.
They can work well for plain and rolled fingerprints, but their performances are not satisfactory for latent fingerprints.
However, the review of thermal properties (melting point and latent heat) of PCMs with DSC is limited in the previous works.
In this study, we proposed IBEGAN model which introduces mutual information regularization between latent codes of the generator and latent representations of the autoencoder model of the discriminator.
In the article titled "Association of Stressful Life Events with Psychological Problems: A Large-Scale Community-Based Study Using Grouped Outcomes Latent Factor Regression with Latent Predictors" [1], the affiliation of the fifth author should be "Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran" only.
This reduced conditioned response derived from the effect of pre-exposures is known as latent inhibition, and it seems to be a mechanism that allows organisms to attenuate responses to possibly inconsequential stimuli (De la Casa & Lubow, 1995; Lubow & Weiner, 2010; Schmajuk, Lam, & Gray, 1996).