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Definition of candida noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

candida

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkændɪdə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkændɪdə//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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the fungus that can cause an infection of thrush Word Originmodern Latin, feminine of Latin candidus ‘white’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: candida