NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,800 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- latency period
- listen (LAY-ten-see PEER-ee-ud)
- The time that passes between being exposed to something that can cause disease (such as radiation or a virus) and having symptoms.