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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mo-nil'e-a

Definition: Generic term for a group of fungi that are commonly known as fruit molds; the sexual state is Neurospora. A few closely related pathogenic organisms formerly classified in this genus are now properly termed Candida.

[L. monile, necklace]

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