Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

pseud(o)-

False; imitative.

[Greek pseudēs, false, pseudos, falsehood.]

A pseudonym (Greek onoma, name) is a fictitious name, especially one used by an author; pseudoscience is a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method. The form is widely distributed in technical contexts: a pseudopodium (Greek podion, little foot) is a temporary protrusion of the surface of an ameboid cell for movement and feeding; pseudoextinction is the apparent extinction of a group of organisms but in which modified descendant forms survive; a pseudorandom number satisfies some statistical tests for randomness but is produced by a definite mathematical procedure. The form is sometimes used in medicine to describe conditions that mimic others, as in pseudodementia, pseudogout, pseudojaundice, and pseudopregnancy.

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