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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the genus Candida of yeasts.

Etymologies

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From New Latin Candida, a taxonomic genus, within the family Candidaceae (a type of yeast).

Examples

  • Ingestion of yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus as prophylaxis for candidal vaginitis.

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  • Patients who consumed eight ounces daily of yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus had a threefold decrease in infections and candidal colonization, compared with those on a yogurt-free diet, as reported by Dr. Eileen Hilton in 1992 in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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