ornithosis

noun

or·​ni·​tho·​sis ˌȯr-nə-ˈthō-səs How to pronounce ornithosis (audio)
plural ornithoses ˌȯr-nə-ˈthō-ˌsēz How to pronounce ornithosis (audio)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ornithosis was in 1939

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“Ornithosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ornithosis. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

ornithosis

noun
or·​ni·​tho·​sis ˌȯr-nə-ˈthō-səs How to pronounce ornithosis (audio)
plural ornithoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce ornithosis (audio)
: psittacosis
especially : a form of the disease occurring in or originating in birds (as the turkeys and pigeons) that do not belong to the family (Psittacidae) containing the parrots

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