[muh-nil-ee-uh l]


pertaining to or caused by a fungus of the genus Monilia.

Origin of monilial

First recorded in 1945–50; monili(a) + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for monilial



pathol denoting a thrush infection, caused by the fungus Candida (formerly Monilia) albicans

Word Origin for monilial

C20: from New Latin monilia, from Latin monīle necklace (referring to the beadlike form of the fungus)
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monilial in Medicine




Of or caused by a fungus of the genus Candida.
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