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Definition of "candidiasis" [candidiasis]

  • 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. Also called candidosis, moniliasis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "candidiasis" in a sentence
  • "Like Rask, the infant was suffering from an oral yeast infection called candidiasis."
  • "This is a fast and eventual diet that I use and have used for a systemic condition that started in the lower intestine called candidiasis; and it eventually swept through my entire body and blood system."
  • "Anti-Fungal’s are the fifth most well represented with 33 compounds which would help with fungal infections such as candidiasis, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and perhaps even cryptococcal meningitis."