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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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The lunar eclipse phase has taken off, while East Asia and Australia are seeing the astronomical phenomenon from its beginning, before midnight, the eclipse will be seen in the Pacific Islands, and in western North America before dawn.
The simple one-compartment model of HIV infection uses a mathematical formula that incorporates the dynamics between replication-competent and -incompetent viruses, as well as infected cells in the eclipse phase (when they do not produce virus) and in the productive phase (when they do).
The total eclipse phase which covered all parts of the Kingdom started at