vaginosis

noun
vag·​i·​no·​sis | \ ˌva-jə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce vaginosis (audio) \
plural vaginoses\ ˌva-​jə-​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce vaginosis (audio) \

Definition of vaginosis

: a disease or infection of the vagina specifically : bacterial vaginosis

Examples of vaginosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike a bacterial infection like vaginosis, yeast infections do not make discharge smelly. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 6 Oct. 2020 If a woman is infected during a pregnancy, vaginosis can cause the baby to be born prematurely or with a low birth weight. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 4 Aug. 2020 Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition triggered by an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. Zoe Ferguson, Health.com, 13 July 2017 Currently our lead product is in a Phase II clinical stage to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness in treating bacterial vaginosis. Leah Kodner, Twin Cities, 11 Feb. 2017 Others harbored less healthy species that lead to bacterial vaginosis, inflammation that can increase risk of certain health problems. Lauran Neergaard, The Seattle Times, 1 June 2017 Others harbored less healthy species that lead to bacterial vaginosis, inflammation that can increase risk of certain health problems. Washington Post, 1 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vaginosis.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of vaginosis

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vaginosis

vagina + -osis

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About vaginosis

Time Traveler for vaginosis

Time Traveler

The first known use of vaginosis was in 1982

See more words from the same year

Statistics for vaginosis

Cite this Entry

“Vaginosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaginosis. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for vaginosis

vaginosis

noun
vag·​i·​no·​sis | \ ˌvaj-ə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce vaginosis (audio) \
plural vaginoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce vaginosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of vaginosis

: an abnormal or diseased condition of the vagina specifically : bacterial vaginosis

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!