monilia

[ muh-nil-ee-uh ]
/ məˈnɪl i ə /

noun

a fungus of the genus Monilia, of the class Fungi Imperfecti, having spherical or oval conidia in branched chains.

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Origin of monilia

1745–55; <New Latin, derivative of Latin monīle necklace; see -ia
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Medical definitions for monilia

Monilia
[ mə-nĭlē-ə ]

n.

A class of imperfect fungi that do not form asci or basidia, including pathogenic genera such as Candida and Cryptococcus and the medically important genus Penicillium.
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