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For the novel with the original title Pseudo, see Hocus Bogus.

The prefix pseudo- (from Greek ψευδής "lying, false") is used to mark something as false, fraudulent, or pretending to be something it is not.

Biology prefix[edit]

In biology and botany taxonomy the prefix 'pseudo' or 'pseud' can indicate a species with a visual similarity to another genus. An example is the Iris species Iris pseudacorus, by having leaves similar to those of Acorus calamus in the Acorus genus, having pseud—acorus ('false-acorus') in its botanical name.

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