candidal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin Candida, a taxonomic genus, within the family Candidaceae (a type of yeast).

Adjective[edit]

candidal ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the genus Candida of yeasts.
    For candidal vaginitis, various regimens of topical antifungal agents are the mainstay of treatment.
    • 2000, Egan, Mari E., MD and Lipsky, Martin S.,MD, Diagnosis of Vaginitis, American Family Physician, pages 2000 Sep 1;62(5):1095-1104.
      "Establishing Candida species as the cause of vaginitis can be difficult because as many as 50 percent of asymptomatic women have candidal organisms as part of their endogenous vaginal flora."