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latent (adjective)
1. Not presently active; such as, a latent infection.
2. Potentially existing but not presently evident or realized.
3. Present or existing, but in an underdeveloped or unexpressed form; such as, latent talent.
4. Dormant or undeveloped but able to develop normally under suitable conditions; as, latent ability.
5. Present in the unconscious but not consciously expressed.
6. In medicine, an latent infectious agent or disease is one which exists in an inactive or hidden phase; dormant.

A latent fingerprint is one which is not apparent to the eye but can be made sufficiently visible, as by dusting or fuming, for use in identification.

This entry is located in the following units: -ent (page 7) laten-, late- + (page 1)
Word Entries containing the term: “latent
electrostatic latent image
In an electrostatic copier, the invisible image formed on the zinc oxide coated paper by the action of light.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 83)
latent hostility (s), latent hostilities (pl) (noun forms)
Feelings of hostility which are not manifest, or which have not made an appearance, yet.
This entry is located in the following units: hosti-, host- (page 1) laten-, late- + (page 1)