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Definition of "candida" [candida]

  • Any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida that are normally present on the skin and in the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina, and that may become pathogenic, especially C. albicans, the causative agent of thrush. (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 "candida" in a sentence
  • "Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida, which is a normal resident of our skin and the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestines, and vagina."
  • "A fungus called candida disturbs the immune system of the body, due to which there is over production of histamine, giving rise to this condition."
  • "A problem called candida, or candida overgrowth, is a common fungal problem that develops after using antibiotics without replenishing your healthy bacteria with probiotics."