trichomonad


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trichomonad

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

trich·o·mo·nad

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

trichomonad

/tricho·mo·nad/ (-mo´nad) a parasite of the genus Trichomonas.

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.

trich·o·mo·nad

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

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.

trichomonad

a parasite of the genera Trichomonas, Tritrichomonas, Tetratrichomonas.
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Studies of trichomonad protozoa in free ranging songbirds: Prevalence of Trichomonas gallinae in house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) and corvids and a novel trichomonad in mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos).
Some trichomonads, including Tritrichomonas foetus and Tritrichomonas suis, primarily infect and colonize animals.
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].
Culture: Diagnosis was made by performing wet mounts for evidence of motile trichomonads by examining cultures after 24 h of incubation and then daily for up to 7 days.
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.
They, therefore, concluded that treatment is required following a positive Pap test result for Trichomonads in high-prevalence settings.
These protozoans, called trichomonads, can infect other areas of the body, but Trichomonas vaginalis is responsible for genital infection and vaginitis.
One advantage of the wet mount is its high specificity (false positive results are minimal); however, health care providers can misinterpret clusters of white blood cells (WBCs) as positive for trichomonads since WBCs are similar in size and shape.
7) Morphologically, it is similar to the other trichomonads, except that it has an undulating membrane that extends less than half of the body length.
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).