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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See psittacosis.

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  • n. An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila psittaci and contracted from birds such as parrots, pigeons, sparrows, ducks, and many other species of bird.

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  • n. an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds

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