- any of the yeastlike fungi constituting the genus Candida, members of which may cause athlete's foot, vaginitis, thrush, or other infections.
Origin of candida
1923; < New Latin; Latin: feminine of candidus bright, light; see candid
- a female given name.
- 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.Oswald Bastable and Others
Don't ask me conundrums about that very immoral female, Candida.
And the paradoxical part of it all is that Candida is a womanly woman.
Bede, however, distinctly says that his remains are in Candida Casa.
This assumes, however, the identity of Rosnat with Candida Casa.
- any yeastlike parasitic fungus of the genus Candida, esp C. albicans, which causes thrush (candidiasis)
New Latin, feminine of candidus white
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- A genus of the pathogenic yeastlike fungi.
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- 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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