Definition of vaginosis in US English:



  • A bacterial infection of the vagina causing a malodorous white discharge.

    • ‘A recent study found that women with an infection called bacterial vaginosis were nine times more likely to have a miscarriage than uninfected women.’
    • ‘Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection.’
    • ‘Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection.’
    • ‘Our study was powered primarily to look at the influence of bacterial vaginosis rather than chlamydial infection on miscarriage.’
    • ‘Women with bacterial vaginosis have a broad spectrum of clinical presentations.’