2. Noun. Any bird in the order Psittaciformes: a parrot. ¹
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Definition of Psittacine
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Psittacine
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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(a) The term psittacine binds shall indude all binds commonly known as parrots, Amazons, Mexican double heads, African grays, ..."
2. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Since 1875 a transmissible disease in birds of the psittacine species has been known, and since 1879 its occurrence in man has been recognized; ..."
3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... that psittacine birds escaped infection during an epizootic in a zoological garden whereas we and others have shown psittacine birds to be susceptible. ..."
4. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"... like us, its chief and best qualities resident in the head ; and if the skull of an ostrich be compared with that of the most psittacine of the parrots, ..."
5. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences Staff, Caroline K. McEuen (1980)
"Psittacosis in importations of psittacine birds from the South American and Australian continent. J. Infect. Dis., 65 (3):234-41. ..."
6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"These useful volumes, with those previously published, bring this great work through the Raptorial, Passerine, 'Scansorial' and psittacine series, ..."