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a species that lives as a commensal in the mouth of humans and other primates, especially in the tartar around the teeth or in the defects of carious teeth; there is no evidence of direct pathogenesis, but it is frequently associated with pyogenic organisms in pus pockets or at the base of teeth.
Synonym(s): Trichomonas buccalis
a species of protozoa that is found in the human mouth, particularly in cases of pyorrhea.
Trich·o·mo·nas te·nax(trik'ō-mō'năs tē'naks)
A species of parasitic protozoan flagellates that lives as a commensal in the mouth of humans and other primates, especially in the tartar around the teeth or in the defects of carious teeth.
a genus of flagellate protozoa parasitic in animals, birds, and in humans. Member of the family Trichomonadidae and characterized usually by the presence of a single flagellum.
found in the colon of horses.
found in the mouth of dogs.
Trichomonas equi (syn. Trichomonas faecalis)
found in the mouth of horses.
found in the mouth of cats.
found in the upper digestive tract of many birds but mostly in pigeon squabs where it causes avian trichomoniasis.
found in the vagina of the rhesus monkey.
causes diarrhea and dehydration of pheasant poults.
found in the mouth of monkeys and humans but has no pathogenic effect.