bird-breeder's lung

n.

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis caused by an acquired sensitivity to inhaled particles from bird excreta.

Nearby words

  1. bird's-nest fungus,
  2. bird's-nest orchid,
  3. bird's-nest soup,
  4. bird-brain,
  5. bird-brained,
  6. bird-catcher tree,
  7. bird-dog,
  8. bird-footed dinosaur,
  9. bird-nesting,
  10. bird-of-paradise


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