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


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."