latent reflex

n.

A reflex considered as normal but which usually appears only under a pathological condition that makes its manifestation more likely.

Nearby words

  1. latent hyperopia,
  2. latent image,
  3. latent learning,
  4. latent nystagmus,
  5. latent period,
  6. latent root,
  7. latent schizophrenia,
  8. latent stage,
  9. latent strabismus,
  10. latent tetany


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