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candida

[kan-di-duh] /ˈkæn dɪ də/
noun
1.
any of the yeastlike fungi constituting the genus Candida, members of which may cause athlete's foot, vaginitis, thrush, or other infections.
Compare candidiasis.
Origin of candida
1923
1923; < New Latin; Latin: feminine of candidus bright, light; see candid

Candida1

[kan-di-duh] /ˈkæn dɪ də/
noun
1.
a female given name.

Candida2

[kan-di-duh] /ˈkæn dɪ də/
noun
1.
a comedy (1898) by G. B. Shaw.
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  • And now the King has sent for Princess candida, and is going to have it out with her.

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  • Bede, however, distinctly says that his remains are in candida Casa.

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British Dictionary definitions for candida

candida

/ˈkændɪdə/
noun
1.
any yeastlike parasitic fungus of the genus Candida, esp C. albicans, which causes thrush (candidiasis)
Word Origin
New Latin, feminine of candidus white
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candida in Medicine

Candida Can·di·da (kān'dĭ-də)
n.
A genus of the pathogenic yeastlike fungi.

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candida in Science
candida
  (kān'dĭ-də)   
Any of the yeastlike deuteromycete fungi of the genus Candida that are normally present on the skin and in the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina. Certain species may become pathogenic, especially C. albicans, which causes thrush and other infections.
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