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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The whole event from start to finish - including the partial eclipse period - will last for about four hours.
"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.
"Sky enthusiasts all over the country, including Saudis and expatriates, will have the opportunity to witness this astronomical event." Al-Mostafa called on the people to offer prayers during the eclipse period following the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The window between time of HIV infection and time of development of detectable HIV-specific antibodies ranges from 3 to 8 weeks, whereas with NAT, the window (i.e., the "eclipse period" for the time from infection to detection of virus in blood) is estimated to be 8-10 days (4,5).
The window between the time of HIV infection and time of development of detectable HIV-specific antibodies ranges from 3 to 8 weeks, whereas with NAT, the window (i.e., the 'eclipse period' for the time from infection to detection of virus in blood) is estimated to be 8-10 days.
The X-ray star Cen X-3 was discovered from the UHURU observation by Giacconi et al, (1971) where it has been distinguished as 4.84 Second X-ray pulsar with a 2.087 day eclipse period. Krzemenski (1974) declared that the X-ray star Cen X-3 is a component of an eclipsing binary system consists of the star Cen X-3 and a giant optical star of the spectral type B0, with optical magnitude 13.4 mag at a distance of 10 kpc.
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.