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Meaning of spurious

spu•ri•ous

Pronunciation: (spyoor'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
  2. (of two or more parts, plants, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure.
  3. of illegitimate birth; bastard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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