can·​di·​di·​a·​sis | \ˌkan-də-ˈdī-ə-səs \
plural candidiases\ -​ˌsēz \

Definition of candidiasis 

: infection with or disease caused by a candida

called also moniliasis

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When the doctor, Oma Amadi, examines his mouth, it is filled with white sores from candidiasis, a fungal infection. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Nigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world. It’s a distinction no country wants," 12 June 2018 And in what is known as invasive candidiasis, yeast can dangerously invade the blood, heart, bones, and brain. Melinda Wenner Moyer, SELF, "The Candida Overgrowth Problem: Too Much Yeast? No, Too Little Science," 10 July 2017 And if the Candida species enters the bloodstream and spreads through the body, this is an invasive candidiasis. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Superbug C. auris grows to 122 cases across 7 states, CDC says," 18 May 2017 Infections can occur due to overgrowth, known as candidiasis. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Superbug C. auris grows to 122 cases across 7 states, CDC says," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of candidiasis

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for candidiasis

New Latin

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can·​di·​di·​a·​sis | \ˌkan-də-ˈdī-ə-səs \
plural candidiases\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of candidiasis 

: infection with or disease caused by a fungus of the genus Candida

called also monilia, moniliasis

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