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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.
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(Animals) any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, occurring in the digestive and reproductive systems of man and animals
ˌtrichoˈmonadal, trichomonal adj
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(ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn æd, -ˈmoʊ næd)

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
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Another advantage is that, if pouches are kept vertically after inoculation, protozoans are concentrated by gravity at the bottom of the pouch which enhances the identification of trichomonads. Unlike culture tubes of Diamond's medium, once inoculated, an InPouch is not needed not be reopened for repeated examinations.
Microscopic examination of a saline-solution specimen of vaginal discharge may reveal motile trichomonads or "clue cells' in BV.
Flagellates, based on their morphology, were identified as Trichomonas tenax; these trichomonads moved quickly, each with the median rod axostyle; 4 free flagella, the fifth flagellum associated with undulating membrane, were 10-15 [micro]m long and 5-11 [micro]m wide, with vacuoles that contained multiplying bacteria.
One study evaluated the duration of trichomonad motility in wet mount preparations and reported that 35% of 65 specimens positive for motile trichomonads had no motile forms identified in as little as 30 minutes after a sample was placed on a slide under a cover slip.
Detection of trichomonads by wet-mount microscopy is low cost and convenient and thus commonly used.
The positive result was defined as the presence of one or more Trichomonads with characteristic morphology and jerky motility.
Similar to other trichomonads, for example, those infecting humans, T.
Microscopy - saline wet mount for motile trichomonads, gram staining and KOH mount of smears were done (and same was whiffed for presence of fishy odor).
The discharge results were negative for trichomonads and Gram-negative diplococci were not visible within phagocytes, direct microscopic fungi tests were negative, and cultures for general bacteria, gonococci, Ureaplasma urealyticum , and fungi showed negative results.