noun Veterinary Pathology.
psittacosis, especially of birds other than those of the parrot family.

1830–40; < Neo-Latin; see ornith-, -osis

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ornithosis (ˌɔːnɪˈθəʊsɪs)
a disease identical to psittacosis that occurs in birds other than parrots and can be transmitted to man

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ornithosis or·ni·tho·sis (ôr'nə-thō'sĭs)
A disease of birds caused by Chlamydia psittaci and contracted by humans through contact with infected birds.

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