- [ˌsɪtə'kəʊsɪs]noun a contagious disease of birds, caused by chlamydiae and transmissible (especially from parrots) to human beings as a form of pneumonia.OriginC19: from L. psittacus 'parrot' + -osis.
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Psittacosis — Classification and external resources Direct fluorescent antibody stain of a mouse brain impression smear showing C. psittaci. ICD 10 A … Wikipedia
psittacosis — [sit΄ə kō′sis] n. [ModL < L psittacus < Gr psittakos, parrot + OSIS] an acute or chronic disease of birds, esp. birds of the parrot order, caused by a bacterium (Chlamydia psittaci): often transmitted to humans, in whom it is characterized… … English World dictionary
psittacosis — /sit euh koh sis/, n. Pathol. 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 ornithosis, parrot fever. [1895 1900; < L… … Universalium
psittacosis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin psittacus Date: 1897 an infectious disease of birds caused by a bacterium (Chlamydia psittaci), marked by diarrhea and wasting, and transmissible to humans in whom it occurs as a flu like illness often… … New Collegiate Dictionary
psittacosis — (ornithosis; sit ah ko sis) A disease due to a strain of Chlamydia psittaci, first seen in parrots and later found in other birds and domestic fowl (in which it is called ornithosis). It is transmissible to humans … Dictionary of microbiology
psittacosis — noun /ˌsiɾəˈkoʊsɨs/ An infection by Chlamydia bacteria, caught from infected birds, and characterised by fever, pneumonia and headaches. Syn: ornithosis, parrot disease, parrot fever … Wiktionary
psittacosis — An infectious disease in psittacine birds and humans caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. Avian infections are mainly inapparent or latent, although acute disease does occur; human infections may result in mild disease with a flulike… … Medical dictionary
psittacosis — Sometimes called parrot fever; a disease of birds that can be passed to people … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
psittacosis — psitÂ·taÂ·coÂ·sis || â€š(p)sÉªtÉ™ kÉ™ÊŠsÉªs n. (Pathology) Parrot Fever , infectious disease carried by some birds and which can be transmitted to humans (causes pneumonia, high fever, weakness, and fatigue) … English contemporary dictionary
psittacosis — psit·ta·co·sis … English syllables