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bacterial vaginosis

noun

Definition of bacterial vaginosis

  1. :  vaginitis that is marked by a grayish vaginal discharge usually of foul odor and that is associated with the presence of excessive amounts of some bacteria (especially Gardnerella vaginalis) —called also nonspecific vaginitis



1985

First Known Use of bacterial vaginosis

1985


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bacterial vaginosis

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noun bacterial vag·i·no·sis \-ˌvaj-ə-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of bacterial vaginosis

  1. :  vaginitis that is marked by a grayish vaginal discharge usually of foul odor and that is associated with the presence of a bacterium especially of the genus Gardnerella (G. vaginalis synonym Haemophilus vaginalis)—abbreviation BV; called also nonspecific vaginitis




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