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

From New Latin, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at ornith-, -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for ornithosis


  1. a disease identical to psittacosis that occurs in birds other than parrots and can be transmitted to man
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ornithosis in Medicine


  1. A disease of birds caused by Chlamydia psittaci and contracted by humans through contact with infected birds.
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