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period

noun age, bout, continuance, course, duration, eon, epoch, era, hitch, interval, juncture, length of time, limited time, point, season, shift, span, spell, stage, stint, stretch, tenure, term, time, time interval, time stretch, tour, while
Associated concepts: period of redemption
See also: age, annum, cycle, date, duration, expiration, life, moratorium, tenure, term, time
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In this research lines were clustered by latent period, infection type, pustule size and pustule density.
Actual data on HIV infections and deaths from HIV disease do not show the expected extension of latent period and lifespan.
Each has a latent period of 10-20 years and can result in severe discomfort and difficulty breathing.
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Kappy and Khuppel (1979) defined PROM as rupture of the membranes with at least 2 hours of latent period before active labour.
Intra-isolate variability (Table 3): although the differences were highly significant for the four isolates of races 314, 304, 704 and 714, they were small for those with a short latent period (DU 1943 and DU 1767).
The most notable and most important biological characteristic latent period of exposure.
Recent studies of the role of international air travel on the spread of infectious diseases have highlighted the role of heterogeneities in the connectedness of different airports (4-6), the length of the latent period of the disease in relation to the duration of the flight (7), the possible role of travel restrictions (8-11) and the role of cooperative strategies to control international spread of pandemic influenza (10,12).
A latent period of variable length follows, during which time the rhinolith develops and enlarges.
However, given the long average latent period of approximately 10 years after HIV infection before the onset of AIDS (3), most persons who had AIDS during 2001-2005 would already have been HIV infected during most of their health-care visits beginning in 1997.