monilial

[ muh-nil-ee-uhl ]

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

Origin of monilial

1
First recorded in 1945–50; monili(a) + -al1

Words Nearby monilial

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British Dictionary definitions for monilial

monilial

/ (məˈnɪlɪəl) /


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

Origin of monilial

1
C20: from New Latin monilia, from Latin monīle necklace (referring to the beadlike form of the fungus)

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