parrot fever

parrot fever

noun Pathology.
Also called parrot disease.


Origin:
1950–55

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parrot fever or parrot disease
 
n
another name for psittacosis
 
parrot disease or parrot disease
 
n

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parrot fever par·rot fever (pār'ət)
n.
See psittacosis.

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parrot fever

infectious disease of worldwide distribution caused by a bacterial parasite (Chlamydia psittaci) and transmitted to humans from various birds. The infection has been found in about 70 different species of birds; parrots and parakeets (Psittacidae, from which the disease is named), pigeons, turkeys, ducks, and geese are the principal sources of human infection.

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