Non-spuriousness



[spyoo r-ee-uh s] /ˈspyʊər i əs/

adjective
1.
not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
2.
Biology. (of two or more parts, plants, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure.
3.
of illegitimate birth; bastard.
/ˈspjʊərɪəs/
adjective
1.
not genuine or real
2.
(of a plant part or organ) having the appearance of another part but differing from it in origin, development, or function; false: a spurious fruit
3.
(of radiation) produced at an undesired frequency by a transmitter, causing interference, etc
4.
(rare) illegitimate
adj.

1590s, “born out of wedlock,” from Latin spurius “illegitimate, false” (cf. Italian spurio, Spanish espurio), from spurius (n.) “illegitimate child,” probably from Etruscan spural “public.” Sense of “having an irregular origin, not properly constituted” is from c.1600; that of “false, sham” is from 1610s.

spurious spu·ri·ous (spyur’ē-əs)
adj.
Similar in appearance or symptoms but unrelated in morphology or pathology; false.

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