latent diabetes n.
A mild form of diabetes mellitus in which the individual displays no overt symptoms, but has abnormal responses to various diagnostic tests. Also called chemical diabetes.
noun, Sociology. 1. any function of an institution or other social phenomenon that is unintentional and often unrecognized.
- Latent gout
latent gout n. The presence of abnormally large amounts of uric acid in the blood without the symptoms of gout. Also called masked gout.
noun, Physics. 1. heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at constant temperature and pressure. noun 1. (no longer in technical usage) the heat evolved or absorbed by unit mass (specific latent heat) or unit amount of substance (molar latent heat) when it changes phase without change of temperature latent heat (lāt’nt) The […]
- Latent homosexuality
latent homosexuality n. A sexual tendency toward members of the same sex that is not consciously recognized or not expressed overtly.