Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Psalmodist noun One who sings sacred songs; a psalmist.

Psalmodize intransitive verb To practice psalmody. " The psalmodizing art." J. G. Cooper.

Psalmody noun [ Greek ...; ... psalm + ... a song, an ode: confer French psalmodie , Late Latin psalmodia . See Psalm , and Ode .] The act, practice, or art of singing psalms or sacred songs; also, psalms collectively, or a collection of psalms.

Psalmograph noun [ See Psalmographer .] A writer of psalms; a psalmographer.

Psalmographer, Psalmographist noun [ Latin psalmographus , Greek ...; ... a psalm + ... to write.] A writer of psalms, or sacred songs and hymns.

Psalmography noun [ Confer French psalmographie .] The act or practice of writing psalms, or sacred songs.

Psalter noun [ Middle English psauter , sauter , Old French sautier , psaltier , French psautier , from Latin psalterium . See Psaltery .]
1. The Book of Psalms; -- often applied to a book containing the Psalms separately printed.

2. Specifically, the Book of Psalms as printed in the Book of Common Prayer; among the Roman Catholics, the part of the Breviary which contains the Psalms arranged for each day of the week.

3. (R. C. Ch.) A rosary, consisting of a hundred and fifty beads, corresponding to the number of the psalms.

Psalterial adjective Of or pertaining to the psalterium.

Psalterium noun ; plural Psalteria . [ Latin , a psaltery.] (Anat.) (a) The third stomach of ruminants. See Manyplies . (b) The lyra of the brain.

Psaltery noun ; plural Psalteries . [ Middle English sautrie , Old French psalterie , French psaltérion , Latin psalterium psaltery, psalter, from Greek ..., from .... See Psalm , Psalter .] A stringed instrument of music used by the Hebrews, the form of which is not known.

Praise the Lord with harp; sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Ps. xxxiii. 2.

Psammite noun [ Greek ... sandy, from ... sand: confer French psammite .] (Min.) A species of micaceous sandstone. -- Psam*mit"ic adjective

Psarolite noun [ Greek ... speckled + -lite .] (Paleon.) A silicified stem of tree fern, found in abundance in the Triassic sandstone.

Psellism noun [ Greek ..., from ... to stammer.] Indistinct pronunciation; stammering.

Psephism noun [ Greek ... a decree, from ... to vote with a pebble, from ... 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.

Pseudembryo noun [ Pseudo- + embryo .] (Zoology) (a) A false embryo. (b) An asexual form from which the true embryo is produced by budding.

Pseudepigraphic, Pseudepigraphic adjective Of or pertaining to pseudepigraphy.

Pseudepigraphous adjective [ Greek ... falsely inscribed. See Pseudo- , and Epigraphy .] Inscribed with a false name. Cudworth.

Pseudepigraphy noun The ascription of false names of authors to works.

Pseudhæmal adjective [ Pseudo- + hæmal .] (Zoology) Pertaining to the vascular system of annelids.

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.

Pseudo- [ Greek pseydh`s lying, false, akin to psey`dein to belie; confer 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.

Pseudo-bulb noun [ Pseudo- + bulb .] (Botany) An aërial corm, or thickened stem, as of some epiphytic orchidaceous plants.

Pseudo-china noun [ Pseudo- + china .] (Botany) The false china root, a plant of the genus Smilax ( S. Pseudo-china ), found in America.

Pseudo-cone noun [ Pseudo- + cone .] (Zoology) One of the soft gelatinous cones found in the compound eyes of certain insects, taking the place of the crystalline cones of others.

Pseudo-cumene noun [ Pseudo- + cumene .] (Chemistry) A hydrocarbon of the aromatic series, metameric with mesitylene and cumene, found in coal tar, and obtained as a colorless liquid.

Pseudo-dipteral adjective [ Pseudo- + dipteral : confer French pseudodiptère .] (Architecture) Falsely or imperfectly dipteral, as a temple with the inner range of columns surrounding the cella omitted, so that the space between the cella wall and the columns is very great, being equal to two intercolumns and one column. -- noun A pseudo-dipteral temple.

Pseudo-galena noun [ Pseudo- + galena .] (Min.) False galena, or blende. See Blende (a) .

Pseudo-heart noun [ Pseudo- + heart .] (Zoology) Any contractile vessel of invertebrates which is not of the nature of a real heart, especially one of those pertaining to the excretory system.

Pseudo-hyperthophic adjective [ Pseudo- + hypertrophic .] (Medicine) Falsely hypertrophic; as, pseudo-hypertrophic paralysis, a variety of paralysis in which the muscles are apparently enlarged, but are really degenerated and replaced by fat.

Pseudo-metallic adjective [ Pseudo- + metallic .] Falsely or imperfectly metallic; -- said of a kind of luster, as in minerals.

Pseudo-monocotyledonous adjective [ Pseudo- + monocotyledonous .] (Botany) Having two coalescent cotyledons, as the live oak and the horse- chestnut.

Pseudobacteria noun plural [ 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.

Pseudoblepsis noun [ New Latin , from Greek pseydh`s false + ble`psis sight.] (Medicine) False or depraved sight; imaginary vision of objects. Forsyth.

Pseudobranch noun (Anat.) Same as Pseudobranchia .

Pseudobranchia noun ; plural Pseudobranchiæ . [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Branchia .] (Anat.) A rudimentary branchia, or gill. -- Pseu`do*bran"chi*al adjective

Pseudocœle noun Same as Pseudocœlia .

Pseudocœlia noun [ New Latin , from Greek pseydh`s false + ... hollow.] (Anat.) The fifth ventricle in the mammalian brain. See Ventricle . B. G. Wilder.

Pseudocarp noun [ Pseudo- + Greek ... fruit.] (Botany) That portion of an anthocarpous fruit which is not derived from the ovary, as the soft part of a strawberry or of a fig.

Pseudodox adjective [ Greek pseydo`doxos ; pseydh`s false + do`xa an opinion.] Not true in opinion or doctrine; false. -- noun A false opinion or doctrine. "To maintain the atheistical pseudodox which judgeth evil good, and darkness light." T. Adams.

Pseudofilaria noun ; plural Pseudofilari... . [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Filaria .] (Zoology) One of the two elongated vibratile young formed by fission of the embryo during the development of certain Gregarinæ.

Pseudograph noun [ See Pseudography .] A false writing; a spurious document; a forgery.

Pseudography noun [ Greek ...; pseydh`s false + ... to write.] False writing; forgery.

Pseudohalter noun ; plural Pseudohalteres . [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Halteres .] (Zoology) One of the rudimentary front wings of certain insects ( Stylops ). They resemble the halteres, or rudimentary hind wings, of Diptera.

Pseudologist noun [ Greek ....] One who utters falsehoods; a liar.

Pseudology noun [ Greek ...; pseydh`s false + ... speech: confer French pseudologie .] Falsehood of speech. Arbuthnot.

Pseudomorph noun [ See Pseudomorphous .]
1. An irregular or deceptive form.

2. (Crystallog.) A pseudomorphous crystal, as a crystal consisting of quartz, but having the cubic form of fluor spar, the fluor crystal having been changed to quartz by a process of substitution.

Pseudomorphism noun (Crystallog.) The state of having, or the property of taking, a crystalline form unlike that which belongs to the species.

Pseudomorphous adjective [ Greek ...; pseydh`s false + ... form: confer French pseudomorphe .] Not having the true form.

Pseudomorphous crystal , one which has a form that does not result from its own powers of crystallization.

Pseudonavicella noun ; plural Pseudonavicullæ . [ New Latin ] (Zoology) Same as Pseudonavicula .

Pseudonavicula noun ; plural Pseudonaviculæ . [ New Latin , from Greek pseydh`s false + New Latin navicula , a genus of diatoms. See Navicular .] (Zoology) One of the minute spindle-shaped embryos of Gregarinæ and some other Protozoa.

Pseudæsthesia noun [ New Latin 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.