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yeast infection

noun

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

First Known Use of YEAST INFECTION

1966

yeast infection

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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