Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Pseudo-peripteral adjective [ Pseudo- + peripteral : confer French pseudopériptère .] (Architecture) Falsely or imperfectly peripteral, as a temple having the columns at the sides attached to the walls, and an ambulatory only at the ends or only at one end. -- noun A pseudo-peripteral temple. Oxf. Gloss.

Pseudo-romantic adjective Pseudo- + romantic .] Falsely romantic.

The false taste, the pseudo-romantic rage.
De Quincey.

Pseudo-symmetric adjective (Crystallog.) Exhibiting pseudo-symmetry.

Pseudo-symmetry noun [ Pseudo- + symmetry .] (Crystallog.) A kind of symmetry characteristic of certain crystals which from twinning, or other causes, come to resemble forms of a system other than that to which they belong, as the apparently hexagonal prisms of aragonite.

Pseudoneuroptera noun plural [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Neuroptera .] (Zoology) division of insects (Zoology) reticulated wings, as in the Neuroptera, but having an active pupa state. It includes the dragon flies, May flies, white ants, etc. By some zoölogists they are classed with the Orthoptera; by others, with the Neuroptera.

Pseudoneuropterous adjective (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Pseudoneuroptera.

Pseudonym noun [ Confer French pseudonyme . See Pseudonymous .] A fictitious name assumed for the time, as by an author; a pen name. [ Written also pseudonyme .]

Pseudonymity noun The using of fictitious names, as by authors.

Pseudonymous adjective [ Greek ...; pseydh`s false + ..., ..., a name: confer French pseudonyme . See Pseudo- , and Name .] Bearing a false or fictitious name; as, a pseudonymous work. -- Pseu*don"y*mous*ly , adverb -- Pseu*don"y*mous*ness , noun

Pseudopod noun [ Pseudo- + -pod .]
1. (Biol.) Any protoplasmic filament or irregular process projecting from any unicellular organism, or from any animal or plant call.

2. (Zoology) A rhizopod.

Pseudopodial adjective Of or pertaining to a pseudopod, or to pseudopodia. See Illust. of Heliozoa .

Pseudopodium noun ; plural Pseudopodia [ New Latin ] Same as Pseudopod .

Pseudopupa noun ; plural Latin Pseudopupæ , English Pseudopupas . [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Pupa .] (Zoology) A stage intermediate between the larva and pupa of bees and certain other hymenopterous insects.

Pseudorhabdite noun [ Pseudo- + Greek ... a rod.] (Zoology) One of the peculiar rodlike corpuscles found in the integument of certain Turbellaria. They are filled with a soft granular substance.

Pseudoscope noun [ Pseudo- + -scope .] (Opt.) An instrument which exhibits objects with their proper relief reversed; -- an effect opposite to that produced by the stereoscope. Wheatstone.

Pseudoscopic adjective (Opt.) Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a pseudoscope; having its parts appearing with the relief reversed; as, a pseudoscopic image.

Pseudoscorpiones noun plural [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Scorpion .] (Zoology) An order of Arachnoidea having the palpi terminated by large claws, as in the scorpions, but destitute of a caudal sting; the false scorpions. Called also Pseudoscorpii , and Pseudoscorpionina . See Illust. of Book scorpion , under Book.

Pseudosphere noun [ Pseudo- + sphere .] (Geom.) The surface of constant negative curvature generated by the revolution of a tractrix. This surface corresponds in non-Euclidian space to the sphere in ordinary space. An important property of the surface is that any figure drawn upon it can be displaced in any way without tearing it or altering in size any of its elements.

Pseudospore noun [ Pseudo- + spore .] (Botany) A peculiar reproductive cell found in some fungi.

Pseudostella noun ; plural -læ . [ New Latin , from Greek pseydh`s false + Latin stella star.] (Astron.) Any starlike meteor or phenomenon. [ R.]

Pseudostoma noun ; plural Pseudostomata . [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Stoma .] (Anat.) A group of cells resembling a stoma, but without any true aperture among them.

Pseudotetramera noun plural [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Tetramerous .] (Zoology) A division of beetles having the fifth tarsal joint minute and obscure, so that there appear to be but four joints. -- Pseu`do*te*tram"er*al adjective

Pseudotinea noun ; plural Pseudotineæ . [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Tinea .] (Zoology) The bee moth, or wax moth ( Galleria ).

Pseudoturbinal adjective [ Pseudo- + turbinal .] (Anat.) See under Turbinal .

Pseudovary noun ; plural Pseudovaries . [ Pseudo- + ovary .] (Zoology) The organ in which pseudova are produced; -- called also pseudovarium .

Pseudovum noun ; plural Pseudova . [ New Latin See Pseudo- , and Ovum .] (Zoology) An egglike germ produced by the agamic females of some insects and other animals, and by the larvæ of certain insects. It is capable of development without fertilization. See Illust. of Pædogenesis .

Pshaw interj. [ Of imitative origin.] Pish! pooch! -- an exclamation used as an expression of contempt, disdain, dislike, etc. [ Written also psha .]

Pshaw intransitive verb To express disgust or contemptuous disapprobation, as by the exclamation " Pshaw !"

The goodman used regularly to frown and pshaw wherever this topic was touched upon.
Sir W. Scott.

Psilanthropic adjective [ see Psilanthropist .] Pertaining to, or embodying, psilanthropy. "A psilanthropic explanation." Coleridge.

Psilanthropism noun Psilanthropy.

Psilanthropist noun [ Greek ... bare, mere + ... a man.] One who believes that Christ was a mere man. Smart.

Psilanthropy noun The doctrine of the merely human existence of Christ.

Psilology noun [ Gr ... mere + - logy .] Love of empty of empty talk or noise. Coleridge.

Psilomelane noun [ Greek ... bare + ..., ..., black.] (Min.) A hydrous oxide of manganese, occurring in smooth, botryoidal forms, and massive, and having an iron-black or steel-gray color.

Psilopædes noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... bare + ..., ..., offspring.] (Zoology) birds whose young at first have down on the pterylæ only; - - called also Gymnopædes .

Psilopædic adjective (Zoology) Having down upon the pterylæ only; -- said of the young of certain birds.

Psilosopher noun [ Greek ... bare, mere + ... wise.] A superficial or narrow pretender to philosophy; a sham philosopher.

Psitta-co-fulvine noun [ Greek ... a parrot + Latin fulvus yellow.] A yellow pigment found in the feathers of certain parrots.

Psittaceous, Psittacid adjective [ Latin psittacus a parrot, Greek ...: confer French psittacide .] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the parrots, or the Psittaci. -- noun One of the Psittaci.

Psittaci noun plural [ New Latin ] (Zoology) The order of birds which comprises the parrots.

Psoas noun [ Greek ... a muscle of the loin: confer f. psoas .] (Anat.) An internal muscle arising from the lumbar vertebræ and inserted into the femur. In man there are usually two on each side, and the larger one, or great psoas, forms a part of the iliopsoas.

Psora noun [ Latin , from Greek ....] (Medicine) A cutaneous disease; especially, the itch.

Psoriasis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... psora.] (Medicine) (a) The state of being affected with psora. [ Obsolete] (b) A cutaneous disease, characterized by imbricated silvery scales, affecting only the superficial layers of the skin.

Psoric adjective [ Latin psoricus , Greek ...: confer French psorique .] (Medicine) Of or pertaining to psora.

Psorosperm noun [ Greek ... itching + ... seed.] (Zoology) A minute parasite, usually the young of Gregarinæ, in the pseudonavicula stage.

Psychagogic adjective [ Greek .... See Psychagogue .] Attractive; persuasive. J. Morley.

Psychagogue noun [ Greek ...; ... the soul + ... to lead.] A necromancer. [ R.]

Psychal adjective [ See Psychical .] Of or pertaining to the soul; psychical. Bayne.

Psychanalysis noun [ Psycho- + analysis .] A method or process of psychotherapeutic analysis based on the work of Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856- --) of Vienna. The method rests upon the theory that hysteria is characteristically due to repression of desires consciously rejected but subconsciously persistent; it consists in a close analysis of the patient's mental history, stress being laid upon the dream life, and of treatment by means of suggestion. -- Psy*chan`a*lyt"ic adjective -- Psy`cha*nal"y*sist noun

Psyche noun [ Latin , from Greek PSychh` Psyche, from psychh` the soul.]
1. (Class Myth.) A lovely maiden, daughter of a king and mistress of Eros, or Cupid. She is regarded as the personification of the soul.

2. The soul; the vital principle; the mind.

3. [ French psyché .] A cheval glass.