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psit·ta·co·sis

 (sĭt′ə-kō′sĭs)
n.
An infectious disease of parrots and related birds caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci, that is communicable to humans, in whom it produces high fever, severe headache, and symptoms similar to pneumonia. Also called ornithosis, parrot fever.

[New Latin psittacōsis : Latin psittacus, parrot (from Greek psittakos) + -osis.]

psit′ta·cot′ic (-kŏt′ĭk, -kō′tĭk) adj.
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psittacosis

(ˌsɪtəˈkəʊsɪs)
n
1. (Veterinary Science) a disease of parrots, caused by the obligate intracellular parasite Chlamydia psittaci, that can be transmitted to man, in whom it produces inflammation of the lungs and pneumonia. Also called: parrot fever or ornithosis
2. (Pathology) a disease of parrots, caused by the obligate intracellular parasite Chlamydia psittaci, that can be transmitted to man, in whom it produces inflammation of the lungs and pneumonia. Also called: parrot fever or ornithosis
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin psittacus a parrot, from Greek psittakos; see -osis]
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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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psittacosis

a disease of parrots and other birds communicable to human beings. — psittacotic, adj.
See also: Birds
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psittacosis - infectious disease of birds
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
2.psittacosis - 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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Translations

psittacosis

[ˌsɪtəˈkəʊsɪs] Npsitacosis f
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psittacosis

nPapageienkrankheit f, → Psittakose f (spec)
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psittacosis

n psitacosis f
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Compendium of measures to control Chlamydophila psittaci infection among humans (Psittacosis) and pet birds (Avian Chlamydiosis).
The more serious-minded may point an accusing finger towards the infectious parrot disease psittacosis that can cause a serious form of pneumonia in humans.
The Psittacosis infection in humans often starts with flu-like symptoms and can develop into life-threatening pneumonia.
There is a [prevalence of] psittacosis...and in African Grey Parrots it is almost always fatal," he said.