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a·vi·an

 (ā′vē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of birds.

[From Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

avian

(ˈeɪvɪən)
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a bird
[C19: from Latin avis bird]

a•vi•an

(ˈeɪ vi ən)

adj.
of or pertaining to birds.
[1865–70; < Latin avi(s) bird + -an1, probably on the model of apian: apiary]

a·vi·an

(ā′vē-ən)
Relating to birds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.avian - pertaining to or characteristic of birdsavian - pertaining to or characteristic of birds
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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Avian tuberculosis has been reported in many species of birds including ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, pigeons, cranes, pheasants, raptors, and wild passerines (Hinshaw et al.
The National Aviary in Pittsburgh was recently awarded a $40,000 competitive matching grant to develop early detection and identification of the bacteria that causes avian tuberculosis (mycobacteriosis).
Avian tuberculosis rarely affects ratites compared to other bird species and typically is caused by Mycobacterium avium species.