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trichomonas in Medicine

Trichomonas Trich·o·mon·as (trĭk'ə-mō'nəs)
n.
A genus of parasitic protozoan flagellates that cause trichomoniasis.

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trichomonas in Science
trichomonas
  (trĭk'ə-mō'nās')   
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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