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Characteristic of or pertaining to birds, or to bird-like or flying creatures.
A bird-like or flying creature.
From Latin avis bird awi- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin avis, bird + -ian
Until relatively recently avian flu was thought only to infect birds.
Keep a wary eye on areas of the world where avian bird flu outbreaks are documented.
Only one of the two commercially available Elisa tests was capable of reliably detecting the response of these birds to Avian Pneumovirus virus.
Wnt signaling regulates myogenic differentiation in the developing avian limb.
The other great uncertainty is the effect of an avian flu epidemic in the EU.
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