Definition of candida in English:


Syllabification: can·di·da
Pronunciation: /ˈkandidə


  • A yeastlike, parasitic fungus that can sometimes cause thrush.
    • Genus Candida, phylum Ascomycota, especially C. albicans
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    • 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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