trichomoniasis [trik-uh-muh-nahy-uh-sis] Word Origin noun Pathology.
- a sexually transmitted disease typically asymptomatic in men and resulting in vaginitis with a copious, frothy discharge and itching in women, caused by a Trichomonas vaginalis.
- any of various other diseases caused by a .
Origin of trichomoniasis First recorded in 1915–20;+ British Dictionary definitions for trichomoniasis trichomoniasis noun
- inflammation of the vagina characterized by a frothy discharge, caused by infection with parasitic protozoa (Trichomonas vaginalis)
- 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 +. Coined 1836 in French.
trichomoniasis in Medicine trichomoniasis [trĭk′ə-mə-nī′ə-sĭs] n. pl. trich•o•mo•ni•a•ses (-sēz′)
- A vaginal inflammation caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) and resulting in a refractory discharge and itching.
- An infection caused by trichomonads, as a disease of cattle that commonly results in infertility or abortion in infected cows.