A genus of parasitic protozoan flagellates, formerly part of the genus Trichomonas but now separated as a distinct genus by the presence of five anterior flagella and a granular parabasal body. The species Pentatrichomonas hominis lives as a commensal in the colon of humans and other primates, dogs, cats, oxen, and various rodents.
[penta- + Trichomonas]
a genus of protozoan parasites with five flagella.
Pentatrichomonas hominis (syn. Trichomonas hominis, T. intestinalis)
found in dogs, primates and humans but appears to be nonpathogenic.