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1. (Veterinary Science) a disease identical to psittacosis that occurs in birds other than parrots and can be transmitted to man
2. (Medicine) a disease identical to psittacosis that occurs in birds other than parrots and can be transmitted to man
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psittacosis, partieularly in birds other than those of the parrot family.See also: Birds
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|Noun||1.||ornithosis - an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds|
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