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Monilia albicans


a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth, skin, intestines, or vagina


plant noun (plants and fungi)




Monilia albicans*
(* Monilia albicans may be used in a singular or plural context)

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Princeton WordNet


Candida albicans [species] | C. albicans [abbreviation, species] | M. albicans [abbreviation, species]

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Candida albicans [species] | Candida stellatoidea [species] | Oidium albicans [species]

a diploid fungus that grows both as yeast and filamentous cells and a causal agent of opportunistic oral and genital infections in humans. RNA-binding protein Slr1 was recently discovered to play a role in instigating the hyphal formation and virulence... (40 of 2366 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Candida albicans

Random House Dictionary:

thrush | Candida albicans [species, sense-specific]

any of numerous, medium-sized songbirds of the family Turdinae, usually dull brown and often speckled below, and including many outstanding singers. | ... (21 of 91 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)



Candida albicans | Candida [genus]

A taxonomic species within the genus Candida -- a diploid asexual fungus (a form of yeast), the overgrowth of which results in candidiasis in immunocompromised patients. (25 of 27 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Candida albicans


candida | Candida [genus] | candidal [adjective, related]

any of a genus of parasitic fungi that resemble yeasts, occur especially in the mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract where they are usually benign but ... (25 of 75 words, pronunciations)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

candidiasis [pathology] | moniliasis [synonym]

infectious disease produced by the yeastlike fungus Candida albicans and closely related species. A common inhabitant of the mouth, vagina, and ... (21 of 261 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

yeast infection [pathology]

an infection caused by any yeastlike fungus, especially of the genus "Candida" (12 of 291 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

candidiasis | yeast infection

infection of the mucous membranes caused by the fungus "Candida albicans". Other terms for candidiasis are yeast infection, moniliasis (after a former ... (22 of 136 words, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

thrush | thrushes [plural]

[countable] a brown bird that has spots on its front | [uncountable] an infectious disease in which you have white spots inside your mouth ; an ... (25 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

candidiasis | candidosis | moniliasis

Infection with a fungus of the genus "Candida", especially "C. albicans", that usually occurs in the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, ... (23 of 43 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:


infection with candida, especially as causing oral or vaginal thrush (10 of 30 words, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

thrush [entry 1] | song thrush

a brown bird with a pale breast with spots on it which is known for its singing (17 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thrush 1

thrush [entry 2]

an infection of the vagina or mouth (7 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thrush 2

New World Dictionary:

yeast infection

any of a number of infections caused by certain yeasts, especially candidiasis of the mucous membranes of the vagina (19 of 21 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

candida | candidas [plural] | Candida albicans [species]

a fungus that can cause yeast infection, especially in the mouth and vagina. (13 of 44 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594429​/definition​.html  [offline]

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