latent

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From Middle French latent, from Latin latens, latentis, present participle of lateo ‎(lie hidden).

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latent ‎(not comparable)

  1. Existing or present but concealed or inactive.
  2. (pathology, of a virus) remaining in an inactive or hidden phase; dormant.
    • 2008 July 2, Joe Palca, “Scientists Make Herpes Breakthrough”, abstract, All Things Considered, National Public Radio
      Those infected with a herpes virus are infected for life. That’s because the virus goes "latent." Sometimes, it awakes from its slumber, producing painful illnesses.
  3. (biology) lying dormant or hidden until circumstances are suitable for development or manifestation.

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EtymologyEdit

From German latent, from French latent, from Latin latens, present participle of latere ‎(to be hidden).

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  • IPA(key): /latɛnt/, [laˈtˢɛnˀd̥]

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latent ‎(neuter latent, definite and plural latente)

  1. latent (existing or present but concealed or inactive)

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin latens, latentis, present participle of lateo ‎(lie hidden).

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latent m ‎(feminine singular latente, masculine plural latents, feminine plural latentes)

  1. latent

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latent

  1. latent

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