American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida that are normally present on the skin and in the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina, and that may become pathogenic, especially C. albicans, the causative agent of thrush.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida.
- n. any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
- Latin, feminine of candidus, white; see candid. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida, which is a normal resident of our skin and the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestines, and vagina.”
“A fungus called candida disturbs the immune system of the body, due to which there is over production of histamine, giving rise to this condition.”
“A problem called candida, or candida overgrowth, is a common fungal problem that develops after using antibiotics without replenishing your healthy bacteria with probiotics.”
“I keep meaning to write something about yeast, aka candida albicans, because it's linked to fertility problems, I think largely because it's a signal of a weakened immune system.”
“Almost never, but there is one condition, a fungal infection called candida albicans or thrush, which can occur, especially after anti-biotic treatment.”
“The American Academy of Allergy and Immunology labels the candida connection "speculative and unproven.”
“And secondarily because the maple syrup in it feeds a fungal problem that most people already have a problem with, called candida overgrowth.”
“Yeasts are microscopic fungi and the commonest is a germ called candida albicans (formerly as monilia).”
“In addition, pre-operative antibiotics and antibiotic coating of the implanted device (the routinely used strategy for eliminating skin bacteria), is ineffective against fungi, such as candida albicans, which account for 10\% of post-operative infections.”
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