pseudograph

n.

"writing falsely ascribed to someone," 1828 (in German from 1809), from Late Latin pseudographus, from Greek pseudographos "writer of falsehoods," from pseudo- (see pseudo-) + graphos "(something) drawn or written" (see -graphy). Pseudography was in English from 1570s with a sense "misspelling."


Nearby words

  1. pseudoganglion,
  2. pseudogene,
  3. pseudogeusesthesia,
  4. pseudogeusia,
  5. pseudogout,
  6. pseudohematuria,
  7. pseudohemophilia,
  8. pseudohermaphrodite,
  9. pseudohermaphroditism,
  10. pseudohernia

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