trichomoniasis

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noun tricho·mo·ni·a·sis \ˌtri-kə-mə-ˈnī-ə-səs\

Definition of trichomoniasis

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trichomoniases

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  1. :  infection with or disease caused by trichomonads: such asa :  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 bladderb :  a venereal disease of domestic cattle marked by abortion and sterilityc :  one or more diseases of various birds resembling blackhead

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Origin and Etymology of trichomoniasis

New Latin, from Trichomonas + -iasis


Medical Dictionary

trichomoniasis

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noun tricho·mo·ni·a·sis \ˌtrik-ə-mə-ˈnī-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of trichomoniasis

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trichomoniases

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  1. :  infection with or disease caused by trichomonads: asa:  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 bladderb:  a venereal disease of domestic cattle caused by a trichomonad (T. foetus) and marked by abortion and sterilityc:  one or more diseases of various birds caused by trichomonads (especially T. gallinae) and resembling blackhead—called also roup


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