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Trichomonas

[ trĭk′ə-mōnəs ]
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n.
A genus of parasitic protozoan flagellates that cause trichomoniasis.
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Scientific definitions for Trichomonas

trichomonas
[ trĭk′ə-mōnăs′ ]

Any of various flagellated protozoans of the genus Trichomonas that are parasitic and inhabit the digestive and genitourinary tract of the host. Trichomonas vaginalis is a common cause of vaginal infections in humans.
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