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Definition of thrush
- 1infection of the mouth and throat by a yeastlike fungus, causing whitish patches. Also called candidiasis.
- The fungus belongs to the genus Candida, subdivision Deuteromycotina, in particular C. albicans
- 2a chronic condition affecting the frog of a horse’s foot, causing the accumulation of a dark, foul-smelling substance. Also called canker.