Latent vs Clubroot - What's the difference?

latent | clubroot |


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.

latent

English

Adjective

(-)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    *(concealed) hidden, invisible *(inactive) dormant

    Antonyms

    *(concealed) apparent, patent, visible

    Anagrams

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    clubroot

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia clubroot)
  • 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.