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trichomoniasis

[ trik-uh-muh-nahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˌtrɪk ə məˈnaɪ ə sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
a sexually transmitted disease typically asymptomatic in men and resulting in vaginitis with a copious, frothy discharge and itching in women, caused by a trichomonad Trichomonas vaginalis.
any of various other diseases caused by a trichomonad.
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Origin of trichomoniasis

First recorded in 1915–20; trichomon(ad) + -iasis
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British Dictionary definitions for trichomoniasis

trichomoniasis
/ (ˌtrɪkəʊməˈnaɪəsɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the vagina characterized by a frothy discharge, caused by infection with parasitic protozoa (Trichomonas vaginalis)
any infection caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Trichomonas

Word Origin for trichomoniasis

C19: New Latin; see trichomonad, -iasis
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Medical definitions for trichomoniasis

trichomoniasis
[ trĭk′ə-mə-nīə-sĭs ]

n. pl. trich•o•mo•ni•a•ses (-sēz′)
A vaginal inflammation caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) and resulting in a refractory discharge and itching.
An infection caused by trichomonads, as a disease of cattle that commonly results in infertility or abortion in infected cows.
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