trichomoniasis

noun
tricho·​mo·​ni·​a·​sis | \ ˌtri-kə-mə-ˈnī-ə-səs How to pronounce trichomoniasis (audio) \
plural trichomoniases\ ˌtri-​kə-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce trichomoniases (audio) \

Definition of trichomoniasis

: infection with or disease caused by trichomonads: such 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

Examples of trichomoniasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As of mid-2019, Cepheid’s GeneXpert system was cleared to test multiple types of samples for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Mark Hay, Fortune, "Binx aims to capture a milestone in STI testing technology," 21 Apr. 2020 Research into vaccines against herpes and HIV is advanced, while immunizations for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis, another common STI, are in earlier stages of development. Jason Gale | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Why Sex-Related Infections Are Spreading Again," 19 July 2019 Research into vaccines against herpes and HIV is advanced, while immunizations for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis, another common STI, are in earlier stages of development. Jason Gale | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Why Sex-Related Infections Are Spreading Again," 19 July 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control, STDs like herpes, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and trichomoniasis are spreading like wildfire. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Husband uncomfortable with work-place ‘locker room’ talk," 4 Dec. 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control, STDs like herpes, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and trichomoniasis are spreading like wildfire. Abigail Van Buren, Twin Cities, "Dear Abby: Boss shrugs off concerns about raunchy talk at work," 4 Dec. 2019 Research into vaccines against herpes and HIV is advanced, while immunizations for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis, another common STI, are in earlier stages of development. Jason Gale | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Why Sex-Related Infections Are Spreading Again," 19 July 2019 Research into vaccines against herpes and HIV is advanced, while immunizations for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis, another common STI, are in earlier stages of development. Jason Gale | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Why Sex-Related Infections Are Spreading Again," 19 July 2019 Consistent and correct use of condoms has absolutely been shown to reduce the risk of spreading STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis (or trich), genital herpes, syphilis and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Why SNL's Pete Davidson is wrong about STDs," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of trichomoniasis

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trichomoniasis

New Latin, from Trichomonas + -iasis

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“Trichomoniasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichomoniasis. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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trichomoniasis

noun
tricho·​mo·​ni·​a·​sis | \ ˌtrik-ə-mə-ˈnī-ə-səs How to pronounce trichomoniasis (audio) \
plural trichomoniases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce trichomoniases (audio) \

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

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