candidiasis

noun

can·​di·​di·​a·​sis ˌkan-də-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce candidiasis (audio)
plural candidiases ˌkan-də-ˈdī-ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce candidiasis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by a candida

called also moniliasis

Examples of candidiasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yogurt is one natural remedy used to treat vaginal yeast infections—also known as vaginal candidiasis. Elizabeth Pratt, Health, 21 Aug. 2023 What are the causes and symptoms of candidiasis? Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2020 One clinical study found that Lactobacillus rhamnosus DSM 14870 and Lactobacillus gasseri DSM 14869 can provide a long-term cure for bacterial vaginosis and recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis. Dallas News, 24 Jan. 2023 Women who are pregnant, using hormonal contraceptives, have diabetes, have a weakened immune system, or have recently taken antibiotics are more likely to develop vaginal candidiasis. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2020

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of candidiasis was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Candidiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candidiasis. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

candidiasis

noun
can·​di·​di·​a·​sis ˌkan-də-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce candidiasis (audio)
plural candidiases -ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce candidiasis (audio)
: infection with a fungus that resembles a yeast

Medical Definition

candidiasis

noun
can·​di·​di·​a·​sis ˌkan-də-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce candidiasis (audio)
plural candidiases -ˌsēz How to pronounce candidiasis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by a fungus of the genus Candida

called also monilia, moniliasis

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