false-memory syndrome


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false-mem·o·ry syndrome

(fôls′mĕm′ə-rē)
n.
The belief that one remembers events, especially traumatic events, that have not actually occurred. Not in scientific use.

false′-mem′ory syn`drome


n.
a psychological condition in which a person believes that he or she remembers events that have not actually occurred.
[1990–95]
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