psittacosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n psittacosis an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds
    • n psittacosis infectious disease of birds
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n psittacosis An infectious influenza-like disease of parrots, which may be transmitted to man in the form of disease of the lungs.
    • ***