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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.


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


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Motile trichomonad trophozoites were detected in fresh wet mount smears from the lesions.
InPouch TF Kit: All subjects were oropharyngeal swabbed for presence of trichomonad parasites using imported InPouch TF kits (BioMed Diagnostics, San Jose, USA).
Corbeil, "Murine models of vaginal trichomonad infections," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
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.
Presumptive trichomonad growth was observed through its distinct tumbling motility under a light microscope.
A culture was considered positive if at least 1 trichomonad was observed by microscopy.
Capillariasis, candidiasis, hypovitaminosis A and bacterial abscesses may also cause oral lesions, similar to those of trichomonad infections, especially in the early stages (Deem 1999, Krone et al.
In study of hindgut microbes of the unique wood-feeding termite Mastotermes darwiniensis (Froggatt), the only extant member of its genus, we sought ecto-and endosymbionts in and on one of its protists: the giant trichomonad Mixotricha paradoxa (Sutherland).
Construction and bootstrap analysis of DNA fingerprinting-based phylogenetic trees with the freeware program FreeTree: Application to trichomonad parasites.