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  • noun pathology, veterinary medicine 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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  • noun an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds


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