candidiases

candidiasis

[kan-di-dahy-uh-sis]
noun, plural candidiases [kan-di-dahy-uh-seez] .
any of a variety of infections caused by fungi of the genus Candida, occurring most often in the mouth, respiratory tract (bronchocandidiasis) or vagina.
Compare thrush2.


Origin:
1945–50; < Neo-Latin Candid(a) genus name (see candida) + -iasis

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candidiasis can·di·di·a·sis (kān'dĭ-dī'ə-sĭs) or can·di·do·sis (-dō'sĭs)
n.
A fungous infection caused by a species of Candida, especially Candida albicans, that can involve various parts of the body, such as the skin and mucous membranes. Also called moniliasis.

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