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 Latin monīle necklace; see -ia Unabridged
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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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The species has also been known in the past as monilia albicans and oidium albicans.
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