candida

noun
can·​di·​da | \ ˈkan-də-də How to pronounce candida (audio) \

Definition of candida

: any of a genus (Candida) of parasitic fungi that resemble yeasts, occur especially in the mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract where they are usually benign but can become pathogenic, and have been grouped with the imperfect fungi but are now often placed with the ascomycetes especially : one (C. albicans) causing thrush

Other Words from candida

candidal \ ˈkan-​də-​dᵊl How to pronounce candida (audio) \ adjective

Examples of candida in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first wash of its kind, Microbiome Balancing Cleanser is specifically formulated to support the health, balance & comfort of skin prone to bacterial & fungal folliculitis or cutaneous candida. Essence, 20 Sep. 2021 There are a lot of different infections that can cause havoc on our nipples, such as bacterial infections, staph infections, fungal candida, and viral infections. Maria Del Russo, Woman's Day, 3 Apr. 2020 Infection There are a lot of different infections that can cause havoc on our nipples, such as bacterial infections, staph infections, fungal candida, and viral infections. Maria Del Russo, Woman's Day, 3 Apr. 2020 The health condition is so, err, popular because every woman naturally has yeast (aka candida) brewing in their vaginas. Tehrene Firman, Woman's Day, 30 July 2018 The health condition is so, err, popular because every woman naturally has yeast (aka candida) brewing in their vaginas. Tehrene Firman, Woman's Day, 30 July 2018 Several studies link IUDs with recurrent yeast infections, suggesting that the IUDs and their strings can harbor candida, a.k.a. Ashley Oerman, Cosmopolitan, 6 Feb. 2018 The Non-Fear Factor in Fat and Fiber Nut butter, avocado, coconut, or candida-killing MCT oil are blender-ready fats that slow digestion and curb cravings—foods formerly shamed, but recently vindicated. Elizabeth Varnell, Vogue, 15 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of candida

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for candida

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, feminine of candidus

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“Candida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candida. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for candida

candida

noun
can·​di·​da | \ ˈkan-dəd-ə How to pronounce candida (audio) \

Medical Definition of candida

1 capitalized : a genus of parasitic fungi that resemble yeasts, produce small amounts of mycelium, occur especially in the mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract where they are usually benign but can become pathogenic, and have been grouped with the imperfect fungi but are now often placed with the ascomycetes
2 : any fungus of the genus Candida especially : one (C. albicans) causing thrush
3 : infection with fungi of the genus Candida : candidiasis Three to five days of careful treatment should cause the rash to subside. If it doesn't, the infant may have candida, a yeast infection that usually affects a larger area than diaper rash and makes the skin redder.— Carol Deasy Brown, Parenting — see thrush, yeast infection

Other Words from candida

candidal \ -​dəd-​ᵊl How to pronounce candida (audio) \ adjective
candidal infection

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