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n.1. an infection of the digestive system by the protozoan Trichomonas hominis, causing dysentery. 2. an infection of the vagina due to the protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis, causing inflammation of genital tissues with vaginal discharge (see vaginitis). It can be transmitted to males in whom it causes urethral discharge. Treatment is with metronidazole.

1. an infection of the digestive system by the protozoan Trichomonas hominis, causing dysentery. 2. an infection of the vagina due to the protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis, causing inflammation of genital tissues with vaginal discharge (see vaginitis). It can be transmitted to males in whom it causes urethral discharge. Treatment is with metronidazole.

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