trichomonad
noun Etymology: New Latin Trichomonad-, Trichomonas, from trich- + Late Latin monad-, monas monad Date: 1861 any of a genus (Trichomonas) of flagellated protozoans parasitic in many animals • trichomonad or trichomonal adjective

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  • trichomonad — [trik΄ə mō′nad, trik΄əmän′ad] n. [< ModL Trichomonas (gen. Trichomonadis): see TRICHO & MONAD] any of a genus (Trichomonas) of parasitic or commensal zooflagellates …   English World dictionary

  • trichomonad — trichomonadal /trik euh mon euh dl, moh neuh /, trichomonal /trik euh mon l, mohn l, tri kom euh nl/, adj. /trik euh mon ad, moh nad/, n. any flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, parasitic in humans or animals. [1860 65; < NL… …   Universalium

  • trichomonad — Common name for members of the family Trichomonadidae. * * * tricho·mo·nad .trik ə mō .nad, nəd n any protozoan of the genus Trichomonas trichomonad adj TRICHOMONAL * * * tricho·mo·nad (trik″o moґnad) (trik″o monґad) [tricho + monad]… …   Medical dictionary

  • trichomonad — trich•o•mon•ad [[t]ˌtrɪk əˈmɒn æd, ˈmoʊ næd[/t]] n. mcr any flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, parasitic in humans or animals • Etymology: 1860–65; < NL Trichomonad , s. of Trichomonas. See tricho , monad trich o•mon′a•dal,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Trichomonad — Taxobox color = khaki name = Trichomonads domain = Eukaryota unranked phylum = Excavata phylum = Metamonada classis = Parabasalia ordo = Trichomonadida ordo authority = Brugerolle Lee 2000 subdivision ranks = families subdivision = Calonymphidae… …   Wikipedia

  • trichomonad — noun Any of many flagellate protozoans, of the genus Trichomonas, most of which are parasitic …   Wiktionary

  • trichomonad — trich·o·mon·ad || ‚trɪkəʊ mÉ‘næd / mÉ’næd n. flagellate protozoan parasite which causes the sexually transmitted disease trichomoniasis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trichomonad — [ˌtrɪkə(ʊ) mɒnad] noun Zoology & Medicine a parasitic protozoan of an order (Trichomonadida) with four to six flagella, infesting the urogenital or digestive system. Derivatives trichomonal adjective Origin C19: from mod. L. Trichomonadida, from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • trichomonad — trich·o·mon·ad …   English syllables

  • trichomonad — /trɪkoʊˈmɒnæd/ (say trikoh monad) noun any flagellate protozoan of the genus Trichomonas, parasitic in humans and animals …   Australian English dictionary

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