a fungus of the genus Monilia, of the class Fungi Imperfecti, having spherical or oval conidia in branched chains.
1745–55; < Neo-Latin, derivative of Latinmonīle necklace; see -ia
Example Sentences for monilia
The species has also been known in the past as monilia albicans and oidium albicans.
monilia in Medicine
Monilia Mo·nil·i·a (mə-nĭl'ē-ə) n. 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.