trichomoniasis [trik-uh-muh-nahy-uh-sis] Word Origin noun Pathology.

  1. a sexually transmitted disease typically asymptomatic in men and resulting in vaginitis with a copious, frothy discharge and itching in women, caused by a trichomonad Trichomonas vaginalis.
  2. any of various other diseases caused by a trichomonad.

Origin of trichomoniasis First recorded in 1915–20; trichomon(ad) + -iasis British Dictionary definitions for trichomoniasis trichomoniasis noun

  1. inflammation of the vagina characterized by a frothy discharge, caused by infection with parasitic protozoa (Trichomonas vaginalis)
  2. any infection caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Trichomonas

Word Origin for trichomoniasis C19: New Latin; see trichomonad, -iasis Word Origin and History for trichomoniasis n.

1915, from tricho-, Latinized form of Greek trikho-, comb. form of thrix (genitive trikhos) “hair” + -monas + -iasis. Coined 1836 in French.

trichomoniasis in Medicine trichomoniasis [trĭk′ə-mə-nī′ə-sĭs] n. pl. trich•o•mo•ni•a•ses (-sēz′)

  1. A vaginal inflammation caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) and resulting in a refractory discharge and itching.
  2. An infection caused by trichomonads, as a disease of cattle that commonly results in infertility or abortion in infected cows.

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