ornithosis ornithosis

Definition(s):

  • (n) an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Another early suspect was ornithosis, a disease transmitted through bird droppings and direct handling of infected birds.
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