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spurious

 [spu´re-us]
simulated; not genuine; false.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spu·ri·ous

(spyū'rē-ŭs),
False; not genuine.
[L. spurius]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spu·ri·ous

(spyūr'ē-ŭs)
False; not genuine.
[L. spurius]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Q. I am allergic to most of artificial perfumes and body sprays. is there is any method of treatment? If posible, also i need some advices about how to keep my body odour fresh and cool.

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Unfortunately, when trying to reproduce results in robotics papers, it is often unclear if failure to duplicate results is due to incorrect verification, missing information or spuriousness of original results.
Their extravagance and obliqueness reveals itself even more resoundingly as a tone of artifice, a certain spuriousness of character--and indeed these features can be ascribed to a kind of "essayism," a writing practice entrusted to a sense beyond that of imagination, to a truth sometimes more fantasized than thought.
(37) The school disciplinary environment is important both directly, because it is a possible source of spuriousness in the relationship between race and school discipline, and indirectly, because it serves as the context for understanding any observed racial disparity.
Furthermore, the spuriousness of many contradictory media reports makes the attacks suspicious.
Although we followed the typical route of reducing potential spuriousness with an extensive list of substantive controls, selection effects may explain our findings.
In the words of Shakespeare, it 'will rise, though all the world o'erwhelm it, to men's eyes.'" (2) O'Hanlon uses--and misquotes--Shakespeare's words in order to introduce his argument about the spuriousness of the legal strategy employed by the advocates of Miss X.
Spuriousness. Note that the entire discussion above assumed the accuracy--the nonspurious nature of the generalizations that police make when initially deciding to rely upon them.
Warren clarifies the spuriousness of these distinctions when she writes to her friend Hannah Winthrop that despite her determination "to leave the field of politicks to those whose proper business it is to speculate and to act at this important crisis," she is forced to acknowledge that contemporary events are "so interwoven with the enjoyments of social and domestic life as to command the attention of the mother and the wife" (27).
They did not understand the writing of history to proceed through a process of analysis and elimination, but rather to demand the comprehensive transmission of collected materials, despite their possible or even likely spuriousness or inaccuracy.
1406-1457), who stimulated a new philological awareness when he uncovered the spuriousness of the pseudo-Dionysian corpus, (43) translated some of Basil's homilies into Latin.
This prompting is not simply (or as I will argue even primarily, given the spuriousness of the Beothuk "memories" presented) intended to preserve the history of the Beothuk.