Definition of monilia in English:

monilia

noun

  • former term for candida
    • ‘In an attempt to control a fungal disease known as monilia pod rot, the shade canopy was removed.’
    • ‘If witches' broom and monilia become established in West Africa, the results would be devastating to world cocoa markets.’
    • ‘We fully expect our experiments in Miami, Florida, to hasten discovery of cacao plants resistant to monilia pod rot, black pod, witches broom, and other costly fungal diseases.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin monile ‘necklace’ (with reference to the chains of spores).

Pronunciation

monilia

/məˈnɪlɪə/