trichomonas

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noun trich·o·mo·nas \ˌtri-kə-ˈmō-nəs\

Definition of trichomonas

Origin and Etymology of trichomonas

New Latin


First Known Use: 1917


Medical Dictionary

trichomonas

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noun trich·o·mo·nas \ˌtrik-ə-ˈmō-nəs\

Medical Definition of trichomonas

  1. 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. 2:  a protozoan of the genus Trichomonas


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