trichomonad

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. trichology,
  2. trichome,
  3. trichomegaly,
  4. trichomic,
  5. trichomonacide,
  6. trichomonas,
  7. trichomonas tenax,
  8. trichomonas vaginalis,
  9. trichomoniasis,
  10. trichomoniasis vaginitis

Origin of trichomonad

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

Related formstrich·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

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British Dictionary definitions for trichomonad

trichomonad

/ (ˌtrɪkəʊˈmɒnæd) /

noun

any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, occurring in the digestive and reproductive systems of man and animals
Derived Formstrichomonadal or trichomonal (ˌtrɪkəˈmɒnəl, -ˈməʊ-, trɪˈkɒmənəl), adjective

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Medicine definitions for trichomonad

trichomonad

[ trĭk′ə-mōnăd′ ]

n.

Any of various flagellate protozoa of the genus Trichomonas.

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