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Bird

(berd),
Samuel D., Australian physician, 1833-1904. See: Bird sign.
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bird

(bûrd)
n.
a. Any of various warm-blooded egg-laying feathered vertebrates of the class Aves, having forelimbs modified to form wings.
b. Such an animal hunted as game.
c. Such an animal, especially a chicken or turkey, used as food: put the bird in the oven.

bird′ing n.
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BIRD

Abbreviation for:
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bird

a vertebrate organism belonging to the class Aves and characterized by the presence of feathers, the modification of the forelimbs as wings (usually for flying), a bill or beak without teeth in the jaws, internal fertilization, calcareous shelled egg(s) incubated outside the body and the ability to control body temperature.

Birds are now thought to be closely related to Theropod DINOSAURS and in fact can be considered to be living dinosaurs. See FEATHER.

Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Patient discussion about bird

Q. If the bird flu were to reach North America, how many people would it kill? How do you protect yourself & others? What can we do to protect ourselves against the Avian Flu which has officially begun to infect humans? How many will die?

A. It infected few people working with chickens, it can
T move around, so I wouldn’t worry too much. the chances of that happening is the same as a meteor hitting earth and destroying it, same as a nuclear war in the middle east that will wipe out half of humanity, same as all big disasters that can happen.
Unless it’s your job to worry about it (world health organization) – just try to live peaceful life.

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