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psittacosis

  

      n   a disease of parrots, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci, that can be transmitted to man, in whom it produces inflammation of the lungs and pneumonia,   (Also called)    parrot fever  
     (C19: from New Latin, from Latin psittacus a parrot, from Greek psittakos; see -osis)  
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