[ prē-păt′nt, -pāt′nt ]
The interval between infection of an individual by a parasitic organism and the first ability to detect from that host a diagnostic stage of the organism.
What Are The 6 Major Punctuation Marks?You’ve definitely seen them around, but do you know how they’re supposed to be used? The major punctuation marks are the period, comma, exclamation point, question mark, semicolon, and colon. These marks organize sentences and give them structure. The Period A period (.) ends a sentence. It comes immediately after the last letter of a sentence, and there only needs to be one space between …
What’s The Difference Between “A While” And “Awhile”What are the difference between a while and awhile? Few word pairs capture the idiosyncrasies (“peculiar characteristics”) of the English language like a while and awhile do. Both of these terms are expressions of time, but one is written with a space while the other is one word. These two terms represent different parts of speech. The two-word expression a while is a noun phrase, consisting of the article a and …
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