vaginosis

noun
vag·​i·​no·​sis | \ ˌva-jə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce vaginosis (audio) \
plural vaginoses\ ˌva-​jə-​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce vaginoses (audio) \

Definition of vaginosis

: a disease or infection of the vagina specifically : bacterial vaginosis

Examples of vaginosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a woman is infected during a pregnancy, vaginosis can cause the baby to be born prematurely or with a low birth weight. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Penis microbes may contribute to a common yet serious vaginal infection, study finds," 4 Aug. 2020 Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition triggered by an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. Zoe Ferguson, Health.com, "Why Putting Garlic in Your Vagina to Treat a Yeast Infection Isn't a Good Idea," 13 July 2017 Currently our lead product is in a Phase II clinical stage to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness in treating bacterial vaginosis. Leah Kodner, Twin Cities, "Startup Showcase: Pharma veteran ventures into drug-resistant drugs," 11 Feb. 2017 Others harbored less healthy species that lead to bacterial vaginosis, inflammation that can increase risk of certain health problems. Lauran Neergaard, The Seattle Times, "Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel," 1 June 2017 Others harbored less healthy species that lead to bacterial vaginosis, inflammation that can increase risk of certain health problems. Washington Post, "Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of vaginosis

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vaginosis

vagina + -osis

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The first known use of vaginosis was in 1982

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Last Updated

7 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Vaginosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaginosis. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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vaginosis

noun
vag·​i·​no·​sis | \ ˌvaj-ə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce vaginosis (audio) \
plural vaginoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce vaginoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of vaginosis

: an abnormal or diseased condition of the vagina specifically : bacterial vaginosis

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