any of the yeastlike fungi constituting the genus Candida, members of which may cause athlete's foot, vaginitis, thrush, or other infections.
- Compare candidiasis.
Other definitions for Candida (2 of 3)
a female given name.
Other definitions for Candida (3 of 3)
a comedy (1898) by G. B. Shaw.
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How to use candida in a sentence
This week, a hospital in New Orleans reported two patients with a fungal disease caused by candida auris, which can be deadly, hard to clean, and resistant to treatment.The deadly combination behind the surge of ‘superbug’ fungus outbreaks | Philip Kiefer | January 21, 2022 | Popular-Science
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Adolph candida was her music teacher, who, alone of the young men in Crompton, had free access to the house.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
He seemed to hate the name of candida, and was jealous of him in his grave, and would never let me speak of him.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
The chief interest in the church is the so-called shrine of St. candida opened twenty years ago during repairs to the church wall.Wanderings in Wessex | Edric Holmes
That is Canossa—the alba Canossa, the candida petra of its rhyming chronicler.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series | John Addington Symonds
candida had been considered a great beauty in the village they had left, but she knew she was prettier than candida.The Pretty Sister Of Jos | Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for candida
any yeastlike parasitic fungus of the genus Candida, esp C. albicans, which causes thrush (candidiasis)
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Scientific definitions for candida
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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