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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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(52) In a prospective cohort study, MC did not have any protective effect on female partners with regards to chlamydial, gonococcal, and trichomonal infections.
Inflammation of urethra called urethritis and it is may be due to bacterial, viral and trichomonal infection.
I have a related question: I see trichomonal vaginitis rarely, maybe 1 to 2 cases in a year.
Isolated cases of Trichomonal Vaginitis (TV) is seen in 13 women (13%), as part of mixed infection TV is seen in 5 women (5%), together totalling to 18 (18%).
Eight months earlier, she was given a diagnosis of trichomonal vaginitis, which resolved after a course of metronidazole.
Nansel et al., "Bacterial vaginosis assessed by gram stain and diminished colonization resistance to incident gonococcal, chlamydial, and trichomonal genital infection," Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
Litaker, "Tritrichomonas foetus and not Pentatrichomonas hominis is the etiologic agent of feline trichomonal diarrhea," Journal of Parasitology, vol.
The common infectious causes of vaginitis include anaerobic bacteria causing bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and trichomonal vaginitis.1
One of the most common gynaecological problems is vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV), Candida vulvovaginitis, trichomonal infection and aerobic vaginitis (AV).
Povidone-iodine has found a broad base of use in health care as a surgical scrub; for pre- and post-procedure skin cleansing; for the treatment and prevention of infection in wounds, ulcers, cuts, and burns; for dental and oral use; and in gynecology for vaginitis associated with candida, trichomonal, or multi-bacteria infections (Durani & Leaper, 2008; Khan, 2006).
Candidiasis was the common cause in groups III and IV and trichomonal vaginitis in groups I and II (Table II).
At enrolment and each follow-up visit, endocervical swabs were collected for identification of chlamydial, gonococcal and trichomonal infections.