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

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Treatment for trichomoniasis involves antibiotics, the Mayo Clinic explains. Isadora Baum, SELF, "8 Reasons Your Vulva or Vagina Might Get All Swollen," 30 Nov. 2018 That most often means trichomoniasis or gonorrhea, both of which are STDs that require medical treatment. Elizabeth Durand Streisand, Good Housekeeping, "What the Color of Your Vaginal Discharge Means, According to Gynos," 27 Nov. 2018 There are a bunch of STIs condoms can help protect you against, including HIV, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and chlamydia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Korin Miller, SELF, "These Are the Only Kinds of Birth Control That Also Protect Against STIs," 27 July 2018 Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and HPV can still be transmitted through oral sex. Gigi Engle, Teen Vogue, "6 Things You Shouldn't Assume About Queer Sex," 28 June 2017

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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

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

called also roup

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