ornithosis
Originally, a disease in nonpsittacine birds (domestic fowl, ducks, pigeons, turkeys, and many wild birds) caused by Chlamydia psittaci; now, generally referred to as psittacosis. [G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + -osis, condition]

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or·ni·tho·sis .ȯr-nə-'thō-səs n, pl -tho·ses -.sēz PSITTACOSIS esp a form of the disease occurring in or originating in birds (as the turkeys and pigeons) that do not belong to the family (Psittacidae) containing the parrots

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n.

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or·ni·tho·sis (or″nĭ-thoґsis) [Gr. ornis, ornithos bird + -osis] 1. psittacosis in nonpsittacine birds or humans. 2. any kind of psittacosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ornithosis — noun (plural ornithoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1939 psittacosis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ornithosis — See psittacosis …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • ornithosis — /awr neuh thoh sis/, n. Vet. Pathol. psittacosis, esp. of birds other than those of the parrot family. [1830 40; < NL; see ORNITH , OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ornithosis — noun The avian disease psittacosis when transmitted to humans …   Wiktionary

  • ornithosis — n. infectious bird disease that can be contagious to human beings, psittacosis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ornithosis — [ˌɔ:nɪ θəʊsɪs] noun another term for psittacosis …   English new terms dictionary

  • ornithosis — or·ni·tho·sis …   English syllables

  • ornithosis — n.; see psittacosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

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