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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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Two mice on the Timothy Grass diet died before given the parasite and four additional mice died during the prepatent period of the parasite.
HIV infection virtually always progresses to AIDS after a prepatent period of some years (6 months to about 10 years or longer).
The prepatent period and cercarial production of Schistosoma haematobium in Bulinus truncatus (Egyptian field strains) at different constant temperatures.