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monilial

[muh-nil-ee-uh l] /məˈnɪl i əl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or caused by a fungus of the genus Monilia.
Origin of monilial
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; monili(a) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for monilial

monilial

/məˈnɪlɪəl/
adjective
1.
(pathol) denoting a thrush infection, caused by the fungus Candida (formerly Monilia) albicans
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin monilia, from Latin monīle necklace (referring to the beadlike form of the fungus)
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monilial in Medicine

monilial mo·nil·i·al (mə-nĭl'ē-əl)
adj.
Of or caused by a fungus of the genus Candida).

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