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induction period

 

Definition: the period required for a specific agent to produce a disease; the interval from the causal action of a factor to initiation of disease, the interval between exposure to radiation and the onset of leukemia; the interval between an initial injection of antigen and the appearance of demonstrable antibodies in the blood.

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