trichomoniasis


tricho·mo·ni·a·sis

noun \ˌtri-kə-mə-ˈnī-ə-səs\
plural tricho·mo·ni·a·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of TRICHOMONIASIS

:  infection with or disease caused by trichomonads: as
a :  a human sexually transmitted disease occurring especially as vaginitis with a persistent discharge and caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) that may also invade the male urethra and bladder
b :  a venereal disease of domestic cattle marked by abortion and sterility
c :  one or more diseases of various birds resembling blackhead

Origin of TRICHOMONIASIS

New Latin, from Trichomonas + -iasis
First Known Use: 1915

tricho·mo·ni·a·sis

noun \ˌtrik-ə-mə-ˈnī-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural tricho·mo·ni·a·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of TRICHOMONIASIS

: infection with or disease caused by trichomonads: as a : a human sexually transmitted disease occurring especially as vaginitis with a persistent discharge and caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) that may also invade the male urethra and bladder b : a venereal disease of domestic cattle caused by a trichomonad (T. foetus) and marked by abortion and sterility c : one or more diseases of various birds caused by trichomonads (especially T. gallinae) and resembling blackhead—called also roup

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