Medical Dictionary

bacterial vaginosis

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

Medical Definition of BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

:  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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