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can·di·da

 (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.

[Latin, feminine of candidus, white; see candid.]

candida

(ˈkændɪdə)
n
(Microbiology) any yeastlike parasitic fungus of the genus Candida, esp C. albicans, which causes thrush (candidiasis)
[New Latin, feminine of candidus white]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candida - any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
genus Candida - a genus of yeastlike imperfect fungi; sometimes included in genus Monilia of the family Moniliaceae
Candida albicans, Monilia albicans - a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth or the skin or the intestines or the vagina
Translations

candida

[ˈkændɪdə] N (Med) → afta f

candida

n (Med) → Candidose f
References in classic literature ?
Erat enim ut si mundus, ipse excutiendo semet, rejecta vetustate, candida ecclesiarum vestem indueret
In the present study, we identified fungi using selective, differential medium, CHROMagar Candida Medium, for isolation and identification of C.
The reason for this appears to be that poorly fitting dentures lower masticatory performance and occlusal force; thus, weakening masticatory muscles and reducing salivary secretion, decreasing the effects of saliva on candida.
Phenotype-based methods for identifying yeast especially Candida species are often difficult, time-consuming and not enough to identify most yeast species.
Todo es silencio en el interior de la joya arquitectonica, envuelto de una atmosfera colmada por la ausencia, a la espera de que pasen las nubes para tener la iluminacion perfecta; meticulosamente y con la mirada fija en la lente, Candida Hofer presiona el boton, el resultado: retratos espaciales de gran formato en los que confluyen los planos, los colores, asi como las relaciones de orden y desorden, con el unico fin de que quien las mire se sumerja en ellas, descubriendo el lugar tal y como es y puedan observar a traves de una mirada contemporanea el bagaje historico y estetico del sitio; asi lo expreso en entrevista para Siempre
The present study was designed to determine the antifungal activity of Aloe vera and Cymbopogon citratus extracts against Candida albicans and to compare their antifungal effect with that of terbinafine and with each other.
Colonization of genus Candida in oncological patients oral cavity).
Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant fungus that causes a wide range of infections that are sometimes associated with high mortality rates (1-4).
Candida spp are among the members of the normal flora of skin, mucous membrane and gastrointestinal tract.
Playing the plum role of Candida in the musical film, Joanna was finally able to sing her way into local viewers' heart of hearts, and they belatedly saw and heard for themselves what the 'global' fuss over Joanna was all about.
SAN DIEGO -- The rise of Candida auris as a superbug represents a paradigm shift, because, in the words of Tom M.
Bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by various Candida species have been reported from many countries worldwide and are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients.