Definition of pseudo- in English:

pseudo-

Pronunciation: /ˈsjuːdəʊ/
(also pseud- before a vowel)

combining form

  • 1Supposed or purporting to be but not really so; false; not genuine: pseudonym pseudoscience
  • 2Resembling or imitating: pseudo-hallucination

Origin

from Greek pseudēs 'false', pseudos 'falsehood'.

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