Definition of latescent in English:

latescent

Pronunciation /leɪˈtɛsnt/

See synonyms for latescent

adjective

rare
  • That is or is becoming latent, hidden, or obscure.

    In later use with reference to the social behaviour of the Menominee Native Americans.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William S. Hamilton (1788–1856), philosopher. From classical Latin latēscent-, latēscēns, present participle of latēscere, inchoative of latēre to be hidden.