|false memory syndrome|
|See also recovered memory an alleged condition in which a person undergoing psychotherapy erroneously believes in traumatic events in his or her childhood|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
false memory syndrome
the experience, usually in the context of adult psychotherapy, of seeming to remember events that never actually occurred. These pseudomemories are often quite vivid and emotionally charged, especially those representing acts of abuse or violence committed against the subject during childhood.
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