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candida

[ kan-di-duh ]
/ ˈkæn dɪ də /
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noun
any of the yeastlike fungi constituting the genus Candida, members of which may cause athlete's foot, vaginitis, thrush, or other infections.
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Origin of candida

1923; <New Latin; Latin: feminine of candidus bright, light; see candid

Other definitions for candida (2 of 3)

Candida1
[ kan-di-duh ]
/ ˈkæn dɪ də /

noun
a female given name.

Other definitions for candida (3 of 3)

Candida2
[ kan-di-duh ]
/ ˈkæn dɪ də /

noun
a comedy (1898) by G. B. Shaw.
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British Dictionary definitions for candida

candida
/ (ˈkændɪdə) /

noun
any yeastlike parasitic fungus of the genus Candida, esp C. albicans, which causes thrush (candidiasis)

Word Origin for candida

New Latin, feminine of candidus white
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Scientific definitions for candida

candida
[ kăndĭ-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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