False conception

(Med.) an abnormal conception in which a mole, or misshapen fleshy mass, is produced instead of a properly organized fetus.

See also: False

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"So, in any case, suicide seemed to me to be an unpardonable error, even in the man who, through a false conception of greatness of soul, takes his life a few moments before the executioner's axe falls.
While she had every confidence in the prowess of the godlike creature who thus dared brazenly to face the king of beasts, she had no false conception of what must certainly happen when they met.
They caused fellows of your sort to form a false conception of the nature of a secret service fund.
Yet, driven by a false conception of being sufficiently powerful, the AKP and its senior figures have long been attacking the West's democratic countries and organizations that lent them support in their hard times.
As such it offers a false conception of real market processes based on decentralisation, dispersed knowledge among market participants and rivalrous competitive behaviour involving both price discovery and various non-price means of satisfying customers.
Webster's dictionary defines superstition as "a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation." Superstition attributes spiritual or even magical powers to human action; stuff that I do or don't do, things I say or don't say, even what I think or don't think.
Trample on the head of this betrayer, false conception! Strike at the heart of this butcher and enemy, Ego!"
The crisis of Western civilization stems primarily from a false conception of man and what constitutes reality.
With deep regret, however, I must conclude that the many errors caused by the false conception of i-mutation make use of the book for self-instruction problematic.
``There is a false conception that all volunteers are from a certain class or a particular background, '' says Alma.
"Every outlook which presents itself as a conflict between the sexes is only an illusion and a danger; it would end in segregation and competition between men and women, and would promote a solipsism nourished by a false conception of freedom," the document states.
Gadamer also views the so-called separation between art and truth as impermanent and based on a "false conception of truth" (24), which necessitates a return to tradition--as opposed to the "Romantic-modern art of experience" (25).