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[muh-nil-ee-uh] /məˈnɪl i ə/
a fungus of the genus Monilia, of the class Fungi Imperfecti, having spherical or oval conidia in branched chains.
Origin of monilia
1745-55; < New Latin, derivative of Latin monīle necklace; see -ia Unabridged
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  • 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)
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.

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