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 trichomoniasis (audio)
: 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 That could be a sign of an STI such as trichomoniasis, chlamydia, or gonorrhea, or of the infection bacterial vaginosis (BV). Mara Santilli, SELF, 26 Jan. 2024 The realization that these other specimens had no holes in their jawbones allowed the researchers to outright reject the theory that Sue’s injuries resulted from trichomoniasis. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 4 Oct. 2022 Ultimately, O’Connor and two colleagues used these comparisons to conclude that Sue’s injuries were actually inconsistent with trichomoniasis. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 4 Oct. 2022 Women with trichomoniasis may notice genital itching, burning, redness or soreness, urinary discomfort, and a clear, white, yellowish, or greenish vaginal discharge. Ashley Cobb, Essence, 12 Aug. 2022 The bulls tested positive for trichomoniasis, or Trich, a venereal disease caused by a protozoa and spread between cattle during breeding, the veterinarian’s office reported Thursday. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 And there are a lot of things that can account for this outside of chlamydia, according to the Cleveland Clinic, including a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Rozalynn S. Frazier, SELF, 20 Jan. 2022 There were about 2 million trichomoniasis infections in 2018, according to the CDC. . Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2021 Prices and timelines may vary by test; most kits offer screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis C, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, 29 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Trichomonas + -iasis

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trichomoniasis was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Trichomoniasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichomoniasis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

trichomoniasis

noun
tricho·​mo·​ni·​a·​sis ˌtrik-ə-mə-ˈnī-ə-səs How to pronounce trichomoniasis (audio)
plural trichomoniases -ˌsēz How to pronounce trichomoniasis (audio)
: an infection of the vagina by a protozoan parasite that is marked by itching and a frothy discharge having a bad odor and that also occurs in the male urethra

Medical Definition

trichomoniasis

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