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trich·o·mo·nad

 (trĭk′ə-mō′năd′)
n.
Any of various flagellate protozoans of the order Trichomonadida, including several of the genus Trichomonas that occur as parasites in the digestive and urogenital tracts of vertebrates.

[New Latin Trichomonas, genus name : tricho- + Late Latin monas, monad-, unit; see monad.]

trich′o·mo·nad′al (-năd′l), trich′o·mon′al (-mō′nəl) adj.

trichomonad

(ˌtrɪkəʊˈmɒnæd)
n
(Animals) any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, occurring in the digestive and reproductive systems of man and animals
ˌtrichoˈmonadal, trichomonal adj

trich•o•mon•ad

(ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn æd, -ˈmoʊ næd)

n.
any flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, parasitic in humans or animals.
[1860–65; < New Latin Trichomonad-, s. of Trichomonas. See tricho-, monad]
trich`o•mon′a•dal, trich•o•mon•al (ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn l, -ˈmoʊn l, trɪˈkɒm ə nl) adj.
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Noun1.trichomonad - cause of trichomoniasis in women and cattle and birds
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
genus Trichomonas - flagellates parasitic in alimentary or genitourinary tracts of vertebrates and invertebrates including humans
References in periodicals archive ?
The Trichomonadida, Oxymonadida, Retortomonadida, and Diplomonadida, for example, are all restricted to an enteral anaerobic environment and lack mitochondria (Levine et al.