Candida Can·di·da (kān'dĭ-də)
A genus of the pathogenic yeastlike fungi.
|candida (kān'dĭ-də) Pronunciation Key
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.