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Candida

 [kan´dĭ-dah]
a genus of yeastlike fungi that are commonly part of the normal flora of the mouth, skin, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can cause a variety of infections. C. al´bicans is the usual pathogen in humans. See also candidiasis.

Candida

(kan'did-ă),
A genus of yeastlike fungi, formerly called Monilia, commonly found in nature; a few species are isolated from the skin, feces, and vaginal and pharyngeal tissue, but the gastrointestinal tract is the source of the single most important species, Candida albicans. Formerly called Monilia.
[L. candidus, dazzling white]

Candida

/Can·di·da/ (kan´dĭ-dah) a genus of yeastlike fungi that are commonly part of the normal flora of the mouth, skin, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can cause a variety of infections (see candidiasis ). C. al´bicans is the usual pathogen.

candida

(kăn′dĭ-də)
n.
Any of various fungi of the genus Candida that are found especially on the skin and in the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina and that may become pathogenic, such as C. albicans, the causative agent of thrush.

Candida

[kan′didə]
Etymology: L, candidus, white
a genus of yeast, including the common pathogen Candida albicans, which is an agent of opportunistic oral and genital infections in humans. Formerly called Monilia.

Can·di·da

(kan'di-dă)
A genus of yeast fungi found in nature; a few species are isolated from the skin, feces, and vaginal and pharyngeal tissue, but the gastrointestinal tract is the primary source of the single most important species, C. albicans.
[L. candidus, dazzling white]

candida

Any yeast-like fungus species of the genus Candida especially CANDIDA ALBICANS.

Candida

A yeast-like fungal organism.

Can·di·da

(kan'di-dă)
Common genus of yeastlike fungi; species are isolated from the skin, feces, and vaginal and pharyngeal tissue, but gastrointestinal tract is the source of the most important species.
[L. candidus, dazzling white]

Candida

a genus of yeast, commonly part of the normal flora of the mouth, skin, intestinal tract and vagina, but can cause a variety of diseases. Most infections are associated with predisposing factors, particularly immune suppression. Only C. albicans is commonly associated with disease. See also candidiasis.

Candida albicans
causes thrush in the mouth, crop, proventriculus and the gizzard of birds, and stomatitis, pneumonia and miscellaneous infections in other species. See candidiasis. Previously called Monilia albicans.
Candida glabrata, Candida guilliermondii, Candida krusei, Candida pseudotropicalis, Candida rugosa, Candida tropicalis
have been associated with mastitis in cattle.
Candida parapsilosis
associated with necrotizing placentitis and abortion in cattle.