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candida Line breaks: can|dida
Pronunciation: /ˈkandɪdə/

Definition of candida in English:


[mass noun]
A yeast-like parasitic fungus that can sometimes cause thrush.
Example sentences
  • Opportunistic bacteria, other parasites, fungi and candida, are threats whenever the healthy bacteria diminish.
  • Other causes of bladder infections include parasites such as schistosomiasis (found in some hot countries), and fungi such as candida, which causes thrush.
  • Fungi such as candida (which causes thrush) can also cause brain infections if they get into the brain or bloodstream.


Modern Latin, feminine of Latin candidus 'white'.

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