Medical Dictionary

yeast infection


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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