yeast infection

noun

Definition of yeast infection

  1. :  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 (such as thrush) caused by a yeast fungus or a yeast-like fungus

1966

First Known Use of yeast infection

1966


YEAST INFECTION Defined for English Language Learners

yeast infection

noun

Definition of yeast infection for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease that affects the vagina and that is caused by a fungus


Medical Dictionary

yeast infection

noun

Medical Definition of yeast infection

  1. :  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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