Origin of trichomoniasis
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- 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
C19: New Latin; see trichomonad, -iasis
Word Origin and History for trichomoniasis
1915, from tricho-, Latinized form of Greek trikho-, comb. form of thrix (genitive trikhos) "hair" + -monas + -iasis. Coined 1836 in French.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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.