Disease caused by infection with a species of protozoon of the genus Trichomonas or related genera.
- t. vaginitis acute vaginitis or urethritis caused by infection with Trichomonas vaginalis, which does not invade the mucosa or the tissue but provokes an inflammatory reaction; infection is venereal or by other forms of contact; widespread infection in human populations is usually asymptomatic but may produce vaginitis, with vaginal and vulvar pruritis, leukorrhea with frothy watery discharge, and (rarely) purulent urethritis in males.

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tricho·mo·ni·a·sis .trik-ə-mə-'nī-ə-səs n, pl -a·ses -.sēz infection with or disease caused by trichomonads: as
a) a human sexually transmitted disease occurring esp. as vaginitis with a persistent discharge and caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) that may also invade the male urethra and bladder
b) a venereal disease of domestic cattle caused by a trichomonad (T. foetus) and marked by abortion and sterility
c) one or more diseases of various birds caused by trichomonads (esp. T. gallinae) and resembling blackhead called also roup

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1. an infection of the digestive system by the protozoan Trichomonas hominis, causing dysentery.
2. an infection of the vagina due to the protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis, causing inflammation of genital tissues with vaginal discharge (see vaginitis). It can be transmitted to males in whom it causes urethral discharge. Treatment is with metronidazole.

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tricho·mo·ni·a·sis (trik″o-mo-niґə-sis) infection with protozoa of the genus Trichomonas.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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