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a combining form meaning “bird,” used in the formation of compound words: aviculture. Contemporary Examples The full document is quoted in a new book by avi Raz, The Bride and the Dowry, complete with the typing errors I then made. My Father’s Peace Proposal Raja Shehadeh November 8, 2012 Major General avi Zamir was so […]
of or relating to birds. Contemporary Examples These men are like avian pied pipers” who lure problem birds out of the trees and “send them spiraling over the sloughs. Great Weekend Reads The Daily Beast February 11, 2011 This is a worrisome phenomenon, especially as major health threats like avian and swine flu grow in […]
- Avian diphtheria
fowl pox. a virus disease of chickens and other birds characterized by warty excrescences on the comb and wattles, and often by diphtherialike changes in the mucous membranes of the head.
- Avian influenza
an acute, usually fatal viral disease of chickens and other domestic and wild birds except pigeons, characterized by sudden onset of symptoms including fever, swollen head and neck, bluish-black comb and wattle, and difficult respiration. noun See bird flu