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candidiasis

[kan-di-dahy-uh-sis] /ˌkæn dɪˈdaɪ ə sɪs/
noun, plural candidiases
[kan-di-dahy-uh-seez] /ˌkæn dɪˈdaɪ əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of a variety of infections caused by fungi of the genus Candida, occurring most often in the mouth, respiratory tract (bronchocandidiasis) or vagina.
Compare thrush2 .
Origin of candidiasis
1945-1950
1945-50; < New Latin Candid(a) genus name (see candida) + -iasis
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candidiasis can·di·di·a·sis (kān'dĭ-dī'ə-sĭs) or can·di·do·sis (-dō'sĭs)
n.
A fungous infection caused by a species of Candida, especially Candida albicans, that can involve various parts of the body, such as the skin and mucous membranes. Also called moniliasis.

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