psittacosis

Definitions of psittacosis
  1. noun
    infectious disease of birds
    synonyms: parrot disease
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    type of:
    animal disease
    a disease that typically does not affect human beings
  2. noun
    an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds
    synonyms: ornithosis, parrot fever
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    type of:
    atypical pneumonia, mycoplasmal pneumonia, primary atypical pneumonia
    an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults
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