parrot fever

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parrot fever

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parrot fever

or

parrot disease

n
1. (Veterinary Science) another name for psittacosis
2. (Pathology) another name for psittacosis
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psit•ta•co•sis

(ˌsɪt əˈkoʊ sɪs)

n.
a rickettsial disease affecting birds of the parrot family, pigeons, and domestic fowl, caused by the chlamydia Chlamydia psittaci and transmissible to humans. Also called parrot fever.
[1895–1900; < Latin psittac(us) parrot (< Greek psittakós) + -osis]
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Noun1.parrot fever - an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds
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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