[ trik-uh-mon-ad, -moh-nad ]
/ ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn æd, -ˈmoʊ næd /


any flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, parasitic in humans or animals.

Origin of trichomonad

1860–65; < New Latin Trichomonad- (stem of Trichomonas) genus name. See tricho-, monad

Related forms

trich·o·mon·a·dal [trik-uh-mon-uh-dl, -moh-nuh-] /ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn ə dl, -ˈmoʊ nə-/, trich·o·mon·al [trik-uh-mon-l, -mohn-l, trih-kom-uh-nl] /ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn l, -ˈmoʊn l, trɪˈkɒm ə nl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for trichomonad


/ (ˌtrɪkəʊˈmɒnæd) /


any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, occurring in the digestive and reproductive systems of man and animals

Derived Forms

trichomonadal or trichomonal (ˌtrɪkəˈmɒnəl, -ˈməʊ-, trɪˈkɒmənəl), adjective
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Medicine definitions for trichomonad


[ trĭk′ə-mōnăd′ ]


Any of various flagellate protozoa of the genus Trichomonas.
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