[ del-i-tes-uh nt ]
/ ˌdɛl ɪˈtɛs ənt /


concealed; hidden; latent.

Origin of delitescent

1675–85; < Latin dēlitēscent- (stem of dēlitēscēns), present participle of dēlitēscere to hide away < dē- de- + latēscēre, inceptive of latēre to hide; see latent

OTHER WORDS FROM delitescent

del·i·tes·cence, del·i·tes·cen·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for delitescence

/ (ˌdɛlɪˈtɛsəns) /


the sudden disappearance of a lesion or of the signs and symptoms of a disease

Derived forms of delitescence

delitescent, adjective

Word Origin for delitescence

C18: from Latin dēlitēscens, present participle of dēlitēscere to lurk, from latēscere to become hidden, from latēre to be hidden; see latent
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