Candidiasis definition

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Infection with a fungus of the genus Candida, especially C. albicans, that usually occurs in the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, respiratory tract, or vagina but may invade the bloodstream, especially in immunocompromised individuals.
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A common fungal infection caused by yeast (genus Candida, esp. C. albicans) that thrives on any moist, cutaneous area of the body, esp. on mucous membranes, between toes, under diapers, etc.: can develop into serious internal and chronic conditions.
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Infection with a fungus of the genus Candida, especially C. albicans, that usually occurs in the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, respiratory tract, or vagina but may invade the bloodstream, especially in immunocompromised individuals.
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(pathology) A fungal infection of any of the Candida (yeast) species.
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Singular:
candidiasis
Plural:
candidiases