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trichomonad

 [trik″o-mo´nad]
a parasite of the genus Trichomonas.
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trich·o·mo·nad

(trik'ō-mō'nad, trik'ō-mon'ad),
Common name for members of the family Trichomonadidae.
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trichomonad

(trĭk′ə-mō′năd′)
n.
Any of various flagellate protozoans of the order Trichomonadida, including several of the genus Trichomonas that occur as parasites in the digestive and urogenital tracts of vertebrates.

trich′o·mo·nad′al (-năd′l), trich′o·mon′al (-mō′nəl) adj.
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trich·o·mo·nad

(trik'ō-mō'nad)
Common name for members of the family Trichomonadidae.
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trichomonad

any member of the protozoan order Trichomonadida (Zoomastigophora), in earlier classifications. In more modern classifications, the group is considered to be of kingdom-equivalent status. Trichomonads occur typically in the respiratory, reproductive and intestinal tracts of animals and some forms are pathogenic. Cells typically have four to six flagella.
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InPouch kits which were remained free of trichomonad activity after 3 days of incubation were recorded as negative.
Among others, the fibronectin-like protein and collagenolytic effect of trichomonads and also oral amoeba activity in inflammatory gingivitis and in pathogenic dental pockets are underscored [16, 22-25].
This patient likely has had trichomonads present at low density since she was infected months or years earlier.
In cats, T foetus is considered trichomonads with no existing cyst form; nevertheless, formation of pseudocysts or of true cysts has been already observed in several trichomonads, probably as a response to environmental stress [18].
Trichomonads can incidentally be found in conventional or liquid-based Papanicolaou (Pap) smears of cervical specimens, although none of them are currently in use for routine diagnosis of T.
Little information is known about the trichomonads from human and animal hosts in the Philippines.
A culture was considered positive if at least 1 trichomonad was observed by microscopy.
The slide was initially scanned at 100X, looking for motile trichomonads, and then at 400X to confirm motility, flagellar movement and morphologic features of the organisms.
Lumen dwelling protozoa: Entamoeba, trichomonads, and Giardia.
Glycosidases activity in trichomonads has been studied by Connaris and Greenwell (15) using synthetic substrates derivatives of p-nitrophenol (pNP).
This microscopic variation was dubbed the "ecology of the vagina." When viewing a drop of vaginal secretions with a microscope, self-helpers taught themselves to see "sloughed-off cells from the vaginal wall, a few yeast plants, lots of bacteria and sometimes even a few one-celled animals, trichomonads." (36) If a woman was menstruating, she would see red blood cells.
(30.) Lossick JG, Epidemiology of urogenital trichomoniasis, in: Honigberg BM, ed., Trichomonads Parasitic in Humans, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1989, pp.