psittacosis etymology

English word psittacosis comes from Latin psittacus (A parrot (bird).), English -osis

Detailed word origin of psittacosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
psittacus Latin (lat) A parrot (bird).
-osis English (eng) (pathology) functional disease or condition such as hepatosis. Formation, increase. Process, action.
psittacosis English (eng) (disease) An infection by Chlamydia bacteria, caught from infected birds, and characterised by fever, pneumonia and headaches.

Words with the same origin as psittacosis

Descendants of psittacus
Descendants of -osis
acidosis amyloidosis cirrhosis cyanosis dermatophytosis fibrosis halitosis hemochromatosis hypnosis ketoacidosis koilocytosis leptospirosis leukosis lipofuscinosis lycoperdonosis mannosidosis mucolipidosis narcosis neurotic psychosis sarcoidosis siderosis toxoplasmosis trichinosis