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From Latin latet "to lie hidden", from Ancient Greek λανθάνω (lanthano) "to escape notice, to be unknown, to be unseen, to be unnoticed", from λήθη (lethe) "forgetting, forgetfulness".

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latent

  1. Existing or present but concealed or inactive.
    • 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.

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

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  • IPA: /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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Latent m. (f. Latente, m. plural Latents, f. plural Latentes)

  1. latent

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