psittacine

[ sit-uh-sahyn, -sin ]
/ ˈsɪt əˌsaɪn, -sɪn /

adjective

of or relating to parrots.

Origin of psittacine

1870–75; < Latin psittacinus < Greek psittákinos. equivalent to psittak(ós) parrot + -inos ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for psittacine

psittacine

/ (ˈsɪtəˌsaɪn, -sɪn) /

adjective

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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Medicine definitions for psittacine

psittacine

[ sĭtə-sīn′ ]

adj.

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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