Definition of Avian

1. Adjective. Pertaining to or characteristic of birds.

Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Partainyms: Bird

Definition of Avian

1. a. Of or instrument to birds.

Definition of Avian

1. Adjective. Characteristic of or pertaining to, birds, bird-like or flying creatures. ¹

2. Noun. A bird. ¹

3. Noun. A bird-like or flying creature. ¹

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Definition of Avian

1. a bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Avian

1. Relating to, affecting, resembling or derived from a bird. (02 Jan 1998)

Avian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avian

avian (current term)
avian achondroplasia
avian adenovirus type 1 proteinase
avian diphtheria
avian encephalomyelitis virus
avian erythroblastosis
avian erythroblastosis virus
avian flu
avian herpesvirus 1
avian herpesvirus 2
avian infectious encephalomyelitis
avian infectious laryngotracheitis virus
avian influenza
avian influenza virus
avian leukaemia-sarcoma complex

Literary usage of Avian

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1. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"avian Diphtheria and Chick of the greatly swollen tonsils are tilled with ... avian diphtheria and chicken pox. Diphtheria et epithelioma contagiosum avium. ..."

2. The Elements of Embryology by Michael Foster, Francis Maitland Balfour (1883)
"THE sixth day marks a new epoch in the development of the chick, for distinctly avian characters then first make their appearance. Striking and numerous as ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"In addition to insect growth regulators, the well-known case of DDT and its effects on avian eggshell thinning has been linked to endocrine pathways (295). ..."

4. Popular Science Monthly (1906)
"While the guinea-pig, otherwise so sensitive to inoculation tuberculosis with the mammalian bacilli, is relatively resistant to the avian variety, ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"Wayne's • A List of avian Species for which the Type Locality is South Carolina.'— This list ' numbers 76 species, of which 52 were based solely or ..."

6. Studies in Immunity by Jules Bordet (1909)
"This supposed relation was formerly frequently used to explain epidemics of human diphtheria as of avian origin. This hypothesis, however, has not been ..."

7. Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts edited by C. John Ralph, John R. Sauer, Sam Droege (1998)
"Survey designs and statistical methods for the estimation of avian population trends. ... The determination of avian densities using the variable-strip and ..."

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