yeast infection
noun Date: 1966 infection of the vagina with an overgrowth of a normally present candidal fungus (Candida albicans) that is characterized by a discharge and inflammation; broadly an infection (as thrush) caused by a yeast fungus

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  • yeast infection — noun Any infection by a fungus of the genus Candida; candidiasis …   Wiktionary

  • yeast infection — noun (C) an infectious condition that affects the vagina in adult women; thrush 1 (2) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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