Malassezia

noun
Mal·​as·​se·​zia | \ ˌmal-ə-ˈsā-zē-ə How to pronounce Malassezia (audio) \

Medical Definition of Malassezia

: a genus of lipophilic typically nonpathogenic yeastlike imperfect fungi including one (M. furfur synonym Pityrosporum oribiculare) that causes tinea versicolor and another (M. ovalis synonym Pityrosporum ovale) that is associated with seborrheic dermatitis

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“Malassezia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Malassezia. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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