thrush

Infection of the oral tissues with Candida albicans; often an opportunistic infection in humans with AIDS or humans suffering from other conditions that depress the immune system; also common in normal infants who have been treated with antibiotics. [fr. the t. fungus, Candida albicans]

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thrush 'thrəsh n
1) a disease that is caused by a fungus of the genus Candida (C. albicans), occurs esp. in infants and children, and is marked by white patches in the oral cavity broadly CANDIDIASIS <vaginal \thrush>
2) a suppurative disorder of the feet in various animals (as the horse)

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(thrush) 1. candidiasis of the oral mucosa, usually the buccal mucosa and tongue, and sometimes the palate, gingivae, and floor of the mouth. It is characterized by white plaques of soft curdlike material that may be stripped off, leaving a raw bleeding surface. It usually affects sick or weak infants, individuals in poor health, and immunocompromised patients, and less often those who have had treatment with antibiotics. Called also mycotic stomatitis, acute pseudomembranous candidiasis, and oral candidiasis. 2. an infection of the foot of a horse, with degeneration of the horn and production of a fetid discharge.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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