Meaning of candida in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkandɪdə/


mass noun
  • A yeastlike parasitic fungus that can sometimes cause thrush.

    Genus Candida, subdivision Deuteromycotina

    ‘Opportunistic bacteria, other parasites, fungi and candida, are threats whenever the healthy bacteria diminish.’
    • ‘Other causes of bladder infections include parasites such as schistosomiasis (found in some hot countries), and fungi such as candida, which causes thrush.’
    • ‘Fungi such as candida (which causes thrush) can also cause brain infections if they get into the brain or bloodstream.’
    • ‘Clotrimazole cream and pessaries are often used to treat vaginal thrush, caused by the fungus candida.’
    • ‘The most common type is a yeast infection called candida, which is the same germ that causes thrush.’
    • ‘Oral thrush (oral candidiasis) is caused by a fungus called candida that causes an infection in the mouth.’
    • ‘It can be due to other infections, such as candida, which are not usually sexually transmitted.’
    • ‘The luminous moulds will also be particularly useful for helping to develop new drugs against fungal diseases such as candida or thrush.’
    • ‘Inability to absorb nutrients can lead to bloating, candida, gas, diarrhea and/or constipation, allergies, skin conditions and a host of other problems.’
    • ‘It is becoming increasingly common for people to believe they have candida or yeast infections, causing a large variety of symptoms such as depression, tiredness, irritable bowel syndrome, aches and pains, skin diseases and so on.’
    • ‘Long-term allergies, candida, yeasts, and functional imbalances can develop from even short-term use of antibiotics.’
    • ‘In women this rash is more often caused by candida, a yeast.’
    • ‘Anything that destroys the good bacteria in your body that keeps candida under control can lead to thrush.’
    • ‘You can also buy a single dose tablet of fluconazole from the chemist, to treat vaginal candida and balanitis caused by candida.’
    • ‘Sugar, on its own, is not only tasty to us humans, but bacteria like it too - it can cause problems ranging from tooth decay to yeast infections, resulting from the growth of candida in the digestive tract.’
    • ‘Honey has superb anti-microbial and antibacterial properties that include the ability to inhibit salmonella, E. coli, shigella, and candida.’
    • ‘Foods that contain simple carbohydrates such as sugar not only promote poor health, they help create conditions in which candida thrives.’
    • ‘According to conventional medicine, candida is one of the causes of urinary tract infections (UTIs).’
    • ‘This has been shown to protect against high blood pressure, infections, candida, indigestion, stomach ulcers and bowel disorders.’
    • ‘I prescribed a diet to reduce candida and to avoid the worst allergens.’


Modern Latin, feminine of Latin candidus ‘white’.