Trichomonas tenax


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Trich·o·mo·nas te·'nax

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.
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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.
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Investigation of the relationship between oral and dental health and presence of Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax. Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2010;34:155-159.
and 6 type of parasite was Entamoeba gingivalis, Trichomonas tenax , Entamoeba coli , Iodamoeba butschlii, Chilomastix mesnili and Giardia lambelia and yeast.
Phylogenetic position of mitochondrion-lacking protozoan, Trichomonas tenax, based on amino acid sequences of elongation factors 1alpha and 2.