adjective Etymology: Latin psittacinus, from psittacus parrot, from Greek psittakos Date: 1874 of or relating to the parrots • psittacine noun

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  • psittacine — [sit′ə sīn΄, sit′əsin] adj. [L psittacinus < psittacus, a parrot (< Gr psittakos) + inus, INE1] of, resembling, or pertaining to parrots psittacinely adv …   English World dictionary

  • Psittacine — La psittacine ou psittacofulvine est un pigment caroténoïde, liposoluble comme ces dernières. Son nom provient de Psittacidae, le nom scientifique des espèces comprenant les perroquets, perruches, cacatoès, etc... chez qui ce pigment a été… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • psittacine — /sit euh suyn , sin/, adj. of or pertaining to parrots. [1870 75; < L psittacinus < Gk psittákinos. equiv. to psittak(ós) parrot + inos INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • psittacine — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to parrots. 2. noun Any bird in the order Psittaciformes: a parrot. Syn: parrot …   Wiktionary

  • psittacine — Referring to birds of the parrot family (parrots, parakeets, and budgerigars). * * * psit·ta·cine (sitґə sīn) [Gr. psittakos parrot] of or relating to parrots, parakeets, and related birds. See also psittacosis …   Medical dictionary

  • psittacine — psit·ta·cine …   English syllables

  • psittacine — psit•ta•cine [[t]ˈsɪt əˌsaɪn, sɪn[/t]] adj. orn of or pertaining to parrots • Etymology: 1870–75; < L psittacinus < Gk psittákinos=psittak(ós) parrot + inos ine …   From formal English to slang

  • psittacine — /ˈsɪtəsin/ (say situhseen) adjective of or relating to birds of the parrot family. {Latin psittacinus of a parrot, from Greek} …   Australian English dictionary

  • psittacine — adj. of or relating to parrots; parrot like. Etymology: L psittacinus f. psittacus f. Gk psittakos parrot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Psittacine beak and feather disease — is a viral disease affecting all Old World and New World Parrots (Psittacini, Hookbills). The virus attacks the feather follicles and the beak and claws growing cells of the bird, causing progressive feather malformation and necrosis. In later… …   Wikipedia

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