Simple Definition of yeast infection
medical : a disease that affects the vagina and that is caused by a fungus
Full Definition of yeast infection
: infection of the vagina with an overgrowth of a normally present candidal fungus (Candida albicans) that is characterized by a discharge and inflammation; broadly : an infection (as thrush) caused by a yeast fungus
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Medical Definition of yeast infection
: an infection of the vagina with an overgrowth of a yeastlike fungus of the genus Candida (C. albicans) normally present in the vaginal flora and characterized by vaginal discharge and vulvovaginitis; broadly : an infection (as thrush or tinea versicolor) caused by a yeast or yeastlike fungus
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