Latent vs Clubroot - What's the difference?
As an adjective latent
is existing or present but concealed or inactive.
As a noun clubroot is
a common disease of cabbages, radishes, turnips and other plants of the cruciferae'', caused by ''plasmodiophora brassicae
, in which galls form on latent roots, rendering them clublike.
Existing or present but concealed or inactive.
* 2008 July 2, Joe Palca, “Scientists Make Herpes Breakthrough”, abstract, All Things Considered , National Public Radio
- Those infected with a herpes virus are infected for life. That’s because the virus goes "latent ." Sometimes, it awakes from its slumber, producing painful illnesses.
*(concealed) hidden, invisible
*(concealed) apparent, patent, visible
A common disease of cabbages, radishes, turnips and other plants of the Cruciferae'', caused by ''Plasmodiophora brassicae , in which galls form on latent roots, rendering them clublike.
A root thus affected.