Definition of Candida albicans

1. Noun. A parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth or the skin or the intestines or the vagina.

Exact synonyms: Monilia Albicans
Group relationships: Genus Candida
Generic synonyms: Candida
Group relationships: Candidiasis, Monilia Disease, Moniliasis

Definition of Candida albicans

1. Proper noun. (context microbiology) A diploid asexual fungus (a form of yeast). An overgrowth results in candidiasis in immunocompromised patients. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Candida albicans

1. A dimorphic fungus that is an opportunistic pathogen of humans. A common aetiological agent for candidiasis and thrush. This species is found as a part of the normal gastrointestinal flora. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candida Albicans

Canberrans
Cancer
Cancer borealis
Cancer irroratus
Cancer magister
Cancer the Crab
Cancerian
Cancerians
Cancers
Cancridae
Cancun
Candace
Candi
Candice
Candida
Candida albicans producing proteinase
Candide
Candlemas
Candlemas Day
Candlemases
Candomblé
Candy
Canella-alba
Canella winterana
Canellaceae
Canes Venatici
Canetti
Canfield
Cangjie

Literary usage of Candida albicans

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1. Gene Expression in Algae and Fungi Including Yeast: Bibliography January by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (2001)
"Landtage: English Descriptors: candida albicans; Myristic acid; Coen- /yme a; ... candida albicans is a dimorphic, asexual yeast that is a major cause of ..."

2. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"Yeast Infections (Thrush) in the Child Care Setting Yeast infections are caused by various species of Candida, especially candida albicans. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... an increased susceptibility to infection, in this instance to candida albicans; and even this patient reached adulthood without serious problems (12). ..."

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