Definition of Candida

1. Noun. Any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida.

Generic synonyms: Fungus
Group relationships: Genus Candida
Specialized synonyms: Candida Albicans, Monilia Albicans



Definition of Candida

1. Noun. (medicine informal) A yeast of the genus ''Candida'', usually specifically ''Candida albicans'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Candida

1. a parasitic fungus [n -S] : CANDIDAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Candida

1. A genus of fungus. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candida

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candelas
candelilla
candelilla wax
candent
canderos
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candescent
candicans
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candicidin
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candid camera
candida (current term)
candida micro-abscesses
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candidaemia
candidaemias
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candidate species
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Literary usage of Candida

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1. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"candida. Well, I will try your pills, do you your faithful service, and be ready still ... candida. Luke, I pray bid your mistress ta come hither. Lodovico. ..."

2. Insula Sanctorum Et Doctorum: Or, Ireland's Ancient Schools and Scholars by John Healy (1890)
"Ninian was actually building candida Casa in AD 397, when he heard of the death of St. Martin ... candida Casa became, under St. Ninian and his successors, ..."

3. The British and American Drama of To-day: Outlines for Their Study by Barrett Harper Clark (1921)
"In " candida " Shaw shatters ideals about the " sanctity of the family," and shows a weak man and a strong ... candida " is among its author's best plays. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Saintly Women by Agnes Baillie Cunninghame Dunbar (1904)
"St. candida (2), Dec. 1. 1st century. M. at Rome, in the time of Trajan, ... St. candida (10), wife of a general named Trajan. She and her daughter, ..."

5. The Court Theatre 1904-1907: A Commentary and Criticism by Desmond MacCarthy (1907)
"^candida is the story of the love of a poet, age eighteen for a practical, clear-headed, sympathetic woman, who has been married some years to a ..."

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