[ muh-nil-ee-uh ]
/ məˈnɪl i ə /
a fungus of the genus Monilia, of the class Fungi Imperfecti, having spherical or oval conidia in branched chains.
Origin of monilia
1745–55; < New Latin, derivative of Latin monīle necklace; see -ia
Words nearby monilia
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Medical definitions for monilia
[ mə-nĭl′ē-ə ]
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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