trichomonas

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trich·​o·​mo·​nas | \ ˌtri-kə-ˈmō-nəs How to pronounce trichomonas (audio) \

Definition of trichomonas

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Trichomonas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichomonas. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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trichomonas

noun
trich·​o·​mo·​nas | \ ˌtrik-ə-ˈmō-nəs How to pronounce trichomonas (audio) \

Medical Definition of trichomonas

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Trichomonadidae) of polymastigote parasitic flagellated protozoans that have four anterior flagella and another at the margin of an undulating membrane or in some classifications also include forms with three or five anterior flagella and that are parasites of the digestive or genitourinary tracts of numerous vertebrate and invertebrate hosts including one (T. vaginalis) causing human vaginitis
2 : a protozoan of the genus Trichomonas

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