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trichomonad

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noun tricho·mo·nad \ˌtri-kə-ˈmō-ˌnad, -nəd\

Definition of trichomonad

  1. :  any of a genus (Trichomonas) of flagellated protozoans parasitic in many animals

trichomonad or tricho·mo·nal play \-ˈmō-nəl\ adjective


Origin of trichomonad

New Latin Trichomonad-, Trichomonas, from trich- + Late Latin monad-, monas monad


First Known Use: 1861


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