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psittacosis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: infectious disease of birds [syn: psittacosis, parrot disease]
2: an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds [syn: psittacosis, parrot fever, ornithosis]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin psittacus Date: 1897 an infectious disease of birds caused by a bacterium (Chlamydia psittaci), marked by diarrhea and wasting, and transmissible to humans in whom it occurs as a flu-like illness often accompanied by pneumonia called also ornithosis, parrot fever psittacotic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a contagious viral disease of birds transmissible (esp. from parrots) to human beings as a form of pneumonia. Etymology: mod.L f. L psittacus (as PSITTACINE) + -OSIS



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