genus Candida


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Noun1.genus Candida - a genus of yeastlike imperfect fungi; sometimes included in genus Monilia of the family Moniliaceae
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Moniliales, order Moniliales - order of imperfect fungi lacking conidiophores of having conidiophores that are superficial and not enclosed in a pycnidium
candida - any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
Candida albicans, Monilia albicans - a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth or the skin or the intestines or the vagina
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Members of the genus Candida, particularly C albicans, are commensal dimorphic fungi that inhabit the skin as well as the upper-respiratory, alimentary, and genital tracts of humans and ectotherm animals, including birds.
While relatively rare a generation ago, candidiasis--a blood infection from the fungal genus Candida, which normally lives on the skin--has become the fourth most common infection acquired in hospitals.
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) is a heterogeneous group of immunodeficiencies in cell-mediated immunity toward organisms of the genus Candida.