Candida Definition

kăndĭ-də
noun
Webster's New World
Any of various fungi of the genus Candida that are found especially on the skin and in the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina and that may become pathogenic, such as C. albicans, the causative agent of thrush.
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pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Candidaceae — several yeasts, some of which cause fungal infections such as thrush.

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Origin of Candida

  • Latin feminine of candidus white candid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin candida (“white”)

    From Wiktionary

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