Definition of yeastlike in US English:

yeastlike

adjective

  • See yeast

    • ‘Candidiasis is an infection caused by Candida, a yeast-like fungus.’
    • ‘Thrush is an infection in the mouth caused by a yeast-like organism called Candida albicans.’
    • ‘Twenty one yeast-like cells were isolated from 21 patients. all the Candida strains were isolated by both the methods.’
    • ‘Pneumocystis carinii is a parasitic, sometimes pathogenic, yeast-like fungus found in the lungs of laboratory rats.’
    • ‘Unicellular yeast-like fungi are different from filamentous fungi in that polarized growth is limited to that phase of the cell cycle in which the bud is formed.’

Pronunciation

yeastlike

/-ˌlīk/