trichomonad


trichomonad

trichomonad [trik-uh-mon-ad, -moh-nad] Word Origin noun

  1. any flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, parasitic in humans or animals.

Origin of trichomonad 1860–65; New Latin Trichomonad- (stem of Trichomonas) genus name. See tricho-, monad Related formstrich·o·mon·a·dal [trik-uh-mon-uh-dl, -moh-nuh-] /ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn ə dl, -ˈmoʊ nə-/, trich·o·mon·al [trik-uh-mon-l, -mohn-l, trih-kom-uh-nl] /ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn l, -ˈmoʊn l, trɪˈkɒm ə nl/, adjective British Dictionary definitions for trichomonad trichomonad noun

  1. any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, occurring in the digestive and reproductive systems of man and animals

Derived Formstrichomonadal or trichomonal (ˌtrɪkəˈmɒnəl, -ˈməʊ-, trɪˈkɒmənəl), adjective trichomonad in Medicine trichomonad [trĭk′ə-mō′năd′] n.

  1. Any of various flagellate protozoa of the genus Trichomonas.

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