[ sit-uh-sahyn, -sin ]
/ ˈsɪt əˌsaɪn, -sɪn /
of or relating to parrots.
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Origin of psittacine
First recorded in 1870–75; from Latin psittacinus, from Greek psittákinos, equivalent to psittak(ós) “parrot” + -inos; see -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for psittacine
/ (ˈsɪtəˌsaɪn, -sɪn) /
of, relating to, or resembling a parrot
Word Origin for psittacine
C19: from Late Latin psittacīnus, from Latin psittacus a parrot
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Medical definitions for psittacine
[ sĭt′ə-sīn′ ]
Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of parrots.
Of or belonging to the family Psittacidae, which includes the parrots, macaws, and parakeets.
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