Pentatrichomonas

Pentatrichomonas

(pen'tă-trik'ŏ-mō'nas, pen'tă-trī-kom'ŏ-nas),
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]

Pentatrichomonas

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.
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Pentatrichomonas hominis has been isolated from the human gastrointestinal tract, and Trichomonas tenax, a human oropharynx commensal, has caused empyema in immunocompomised persons.
The other intestinal flagellates, Chilomastix mesnili, Enteromonas bominis, Trichomonas bominis (now Pentatrichomonas bominis) and R.
tenax, found in the mouth, and Pentatrichomonas hominis, found in the intestine.