[awr-nuh-thoh-sis] /ˌɔr nəˈθoʊ sɪs/

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
psittacosis, especially of birds other than those of the parrot family.
a disease identical to psittacosis that occurs in birds other than parrots and can be transmitted to man

ornithosis or·ni·tho·sis (ôr’nə-thō’sĭs)
A disease of birds caused by Chlamydia psittaci and contracted by humans through contact with infected birds.


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