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Noun: psittacosis  ,si-tu'kow-sis
  1. Infectious disease of birds
    - parrot disease
  2. An atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds
    - parrot fever, ornithosis

Derived forms: psittacosises

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

Encyclopedia: Psittacosis