infestation with trichomonads; esp.,
- a vaginitis in women caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) and characterized by a heavy discharge
- a disease of cows caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas foetus) and resulting in temporary infertility and sometimes abortion
Origin of trichomoniasisModern Latin ; from Trichomonas (see trichomonad) + -iasis
- A vaginal infection caused by a trichomonad (Trichomonas vaginalis) and marked by vaginal discharge and itching.
- An infection caused by trichomonads, as a disease of cattle that commonly results in infertility or abortion in infected cows.
Origin of trichomoniasisNew Latin Trichomonas, genus name + –iasis.