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Pronunciation: tet'ra-trik-om'o-nas

Definition: A genus of parasitic protozoan flagellates, formerly part of the genus Trichomonas but now separated into a distinct genus by the presence of four anterior and one trailing flagella, a pelta, and a discoid parabasal body.

See: Trichomonas

[tetra- + Trichomonas]

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