eclipse period


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eclipse period

[i′klips ‚pir·ē·əd]
(virology)
A phase in the proliferation of viral particles during which the virus cannot be detected in the host cell.
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We saw a 2 GW rise over the entire eclipse period and a 400 MW suppression at 9:30--the point of maximum obscuration," said the National Grid spokesperson.
The eclipse period is very close to the rotation period calculated by Korhonen et al.
Al-Mostafa called on the people to offer prayers during the eclipse period following the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Because NAT cannot detect HIV infections during the eclipse period, all transplant candidates should be informed during the evaluation process that despite donor screening, a very small risk remains that they could acquire HIV or other infections as a result of transplantation.
Recent observations of the star hint not only that there are two clumps of debris but also that each eclipse period is gradually lengthening.
In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Assistant Chief Constable Alan Street said: "We have a clear message to everyone who is planning to come to the South West during the eclipse period - don't be put off by alarmist publicity.
Hospitals in Plymouth and Truro have cancelled all routine operations during the eclipse period so they can handle any emergencies, including eye damage.
Mr Street said the Devon and Cornwall force's headquarters in Exeter was being established as a command and control centre for the eclipse period.
Six extra closed circuit TV cameras were being installed at key traffic points in Devon and Cornwall to transmit up-to-the-minute information to the traffic control room at Devon county hall in Exeter over the eclipse period.
Table 2 shows the behavior of lizards during the eclipse period.