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CANDIDIASIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does candidiasis mean? 

CANDIDIASIS (noun)
  The noun CANDIDIASIS has 1 sense:

1. an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)

  Familiarity information: CANDIDIASIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANDIDIASIS (noun)


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Meaning:

An infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

candidiasis; monilia disease; moniliasis

Hypernyms ("candidiasis" is a kind of...):

fungal infection; mycosis (an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus)

Meronyms (parts of "candidiasis"):

Candida albicans; Monilia albicans (a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth or the skin or the intestines or the vagina)

vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "candidiasis"):

thrush (candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults)


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