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latent

Pronunciation: /ˈleɪtnt/

Translation of latent in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [talent/hostility] latente [period] [Medicine/Medicina] de latencia; [infection] latente, en latencia
    Example sentences
    • By the twentieth century the investigations of cognitive psychology had established creativity as a latent quality in every person, applicable to any field of human endeavour.
    • If you'll excuse me, I have to go tell my wife and children about my latent homosexual qualities and accompanying gender confusion.
    • This would release humankind from the drudgery of wage-slavery and release the latent talents of 3 billion people.
    Example sentences
    • Elimination of tuberculosis in industrialized nations hinges on diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection to prevent disease.
    • Before initiating treatment of latent tuberculosis infection, physicians must ensure that active disease is not present.
    • Very little is known regarding the usefulness of pyrazinamide and levofloxacin in the treatment of multidrug-resistant latent tuberculosis infection.
    Example sentences
    • First, they stimulated the T-cells strongly enough to prompt the cell to express latent virus but not to trigger other cellular functions.
    • Herpes zoster ophthalmicus occurs when reactivation of the latent virus in the trigeminal ganglia involves the ophthalmic division of the nerve.
    • Herpes zoster results from reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus infection.

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