[ trĭk′ə-mōnəs ]


A genus of parasitic protozoan flagellates that cause trichomoniasis.

Nearby words

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

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Science definitions for 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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