Pronunciation: (spyoor'ē-us), [key]
1. not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
2. Biol.(of two or more parts, plants, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure.
3. of illegitimate birth; bastard.
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