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pre·pa·tent pe·ri·od

in parasitology, the period equivalent to the incubation period of microbial infections; it is biologically different, however, because the parasite is undergoing developmental stages in the host.
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prepatent period

A term of waning use for the “silent” period between the time an exogenous agent (specifically, a parasite) impacts on a living organism and its detectability in the new host; e.g., latent period.
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pre·pa·tent pe·ri·od

(prē-pā'tĕnt pēr'ē-ŏd)
parasitology The period interval to the incubation period of microbial infections; it varies biologically, however, because the parasite undergoes developmental stages in the host.
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Two snail samples during the prepatent period (11 days after exposure) were squashed and sporocysts were found.
One of these, in prepatent period (11 days after exposure), was squashed and sporocysts were observed.
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The prepatent period and cercarial production of Schistosoma haematobium in Bulinus truncatus (Egyptian field strains) at different constant temperatures.
Studies that measured prepatent period (i.e., the time to first appearance of blood-stage parasites, seen by microscopy) were excluded.
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(2005) also reported that different cattle types were equally susceptible to the infective dose used as indicated by the length of the prepatent periods, but there was a marked difference in their development of clinical theileriosis.