Also, latency period. Pathology. the interval between exposure to a carcinogen, toxin, or disease-causing organism and development of a consequent disease.
Physiology. the interval between stimulus and reaction.
the incubation period of an infectious disease, before symptoms appear
another name for latent time
latent period n.
- Latent reflex
latent reflex n. A reflex considered as normal but which usually appears only under a pathological condition that makes its manifestation more likely.
noun, Mathematics, Now Rare. 1. (def 2).
- Latent schizophrenia
latent schizophrenia n. A condition characterized by symptoms of schizophrenia but lacking a psychotic schizophrenic episode.
- Latent stage
latent stage n. See incubative stage.