Pseudhæmal fluid, the circulatory fluid, or blood, of annelids, analogous to the blood of vertebrates. It is often red, but is sometimes green or colorless.Pseudhæmal vessels, the blood vessels of annelids.

(Pseu"do-) [Gr. pseydh`s lying, false, akin to psey`dein to belie; cf. psydro`s lying, psy`qos a lie.] A combining form or prefix signifying false, counterfeit, pretended, spurious; as, pseudo-apostle, a false apostle; pseudo-clergy, false or spurious clergy; pseudo-episcopacy, pseudo- form, pseudo- martyr, pseudo-philosopher. Also used adjectively.

(Pseu`do*bac*te"ri*a) n. pl. [Pseudo- + bacteria.] (Biol.) Microscopic organic particles, molecular granules, powdered inorganic substances, etc., which in form, size, and grouping resemble bacteria.

The globules which divide and develop in form of chains are organized beings; when this does not occur, we are dealing with pseudobacteria. Sternberg.

(||Pseu`do*blep"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. pseydh`s false + ble`psis sight.] (Med.) False or depraved sight; imaginary vision of objects. Forsyth.

(Pseu"do*branch) n. (Anat.) Same as Pseudobranchia.

(||Pseu`do*bran"chi*a) n.; pl. Pseudobranchiæ [NL. See Pseudo-, and Branchia.] (Anat.) A rudimentary branchia, or gill.Pseu`do*bran"chi*al a.

(Pseu"do-bulb`) n. [Pseudo- + bulb.] (Bot.) An aërial corm, or thickened stem, as of some epiphytic orchidaceous plants.

(Pseu"do*carp) n. [Pseudo- + Gr. fruit.] (Bot.) That portion of an anthocarpous fruit which is not derived from the ovary, as the soft part of a strawberry or of a fig.

Psammite to Psychic

(Psam"mite) n. [Gr. sandy, from sand: cf. F. psammite.] (Min.) A species of micaceous sandstone.Psam*mit"ic a.

(Psar"o*lite) n. [Gr. speckled + -lite.] (Paleon.) A silicified stem of tree fern, found in abundance in the Triassic sandstone.

(Psel"lism) n. [Gr. fr. to stammer.] Indistinct pronunciation; stammering.

(Pse"phism) n. [Gr. a decree, fr. to vote with a pebble, fr. pebble.] (Gr. Antiq.) A proposition adopted by a majority of votes; especially, one adopted by vote of the Athenian people; a statute. J. P. Mahaffy.

(||Pseu`dæs*the"si*a) n. [NL. See Pseudo-, and Æsthesia.] (Physiol.) False or imaginary feeling or sense perception such as occurs in hypochondriasis, or such as is referred to an organ that has been removed, as an amputated foot.

(Pseu*dem"bry*o) n. [Pseudo- + embryo.] (Zoöl.) (a) A false embryo. (b) An asexual form from which the true embryo is produced by budding.

(Pseu*dep`i*graph"ic Pseu*dep`i*graph"ic) a. Of or pertaining to pseudepigraphy.

(Pseu`de*pig"ra*phous) a. [Gr. falsely inscribed. See Pseudo-, and Epigraphy.] Inscribed with a false name. Cudworth.

(Pseu`de*pig"ra*phy) n. The ascription of false names of authors to works.

(Pseud*hæ"mal) a. [Pseudo- + hæmal.] (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the vascular system of annelids.

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