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Noun: parrot fever  'per-ut 'fee-vur [N. Amer], 'pa-rut 'fee-vu(r) [Brit]
  1. An atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds
    - psittacosis, ornithosis

Derived forms: parrot fevers

Type of: atypical pneumonia, mycoplasmal pneumonia, primary atypical pneumonia

Encyclopedia: Parrot fever