trichomoniases

trichomoniasis

[trik-uh-muh-nahy-uh-sis]
noun Pathology.
1.
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.
2.
any of various other diseases caused by a trichomonad.

Origin:
1915–20; trichomon(ad) + -iasis

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trichomoniasis (ˌtrɪkəʊməˈnaɪəsɪs)
 
n
1.  inflammation of the vagina characterized by a frothy discharge, caused by infection with parasitic protozoa (Trichomonas vaginalis)
2.  any infection caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Trichomonas
 
[C19: New Latin; see trichomonad, -iasis]

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trichomoniasis trich·o·mo·ni·a·sis (trĭk'ə-mə-nī'ə-sĭs)
n. pl. trich·o·mo·ni·a·ses (-sēz')

  1. A vaginal inflammation caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) and resulting in a refractory discharge and itching.

  2. An infection caused by trichomonads, as a disease of cattle that commonly results in infertility or abortion in infected cows.

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