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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 periodA 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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