parrot fever
noun Date: 1930 psittacosis

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  • parrot fever — n. PSITTACOSIS …   English World dictionary

  • parrot fever — Pathol. psittacosis. Also called parrot disease. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • parrot fever — noun An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila psittaci and contracted from birds such as parrots, pigeons, sparrows, ducks, and many other species of bird. Syn: ornithosis, parrot disease, psittacosis …   Wiktionary

  • parrot fever — /ˈpærət fivə/ (say paruht feevuh) noun → psittacosis. Also, parrot disease …   Australian English dictionary

  • parrot fever — par·rot fever par ət n PSITTACOSIS * * * psittacosis …   Medical dictionary

  • parrot fever — par′rot fe ver n. pat psittacosis • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • parrot fever — noun an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds • Syn: ↑psittacosis, ↑ornithosis • Hypernyms: ↑atypical pneumonia, ↑primary atypical pneumonia, ↑mycoplasmal pneumonia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parrot fever (psittacosis) — An infectious disease due to a bacteria (Chlamydia psittaci) contracted from psittacine birds, especially caged birds like parrots, parakeets, and lovebirds and also in turkey processing plants. The bacteria enter the human body by inhalation of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Psittacosis (parrot fever) — An infectious disease due to a bacteria (Chlamydia psittaci) contracted from psittacine birds, especially caged birds like parrots, parakeets, and lovebirds and also in turkey processing plants. The bacteria enter the human body by inhalation of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Parrot (disambiguation) — Parrot can refer to:* Parrots (psittacines), any of about 353 species of bird belonging to the biological order Psittaciformes, which includes: **True parrots **Cockatoos * Psittacosis (parrot disease or parrot fever), an infectious disease of… …   Wikipedia

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