false-memory syndrome

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false-mem·o·ry syndrome

The belief that one remembers events, especially traumatic events, that have not actually occurred. Not in scientific use.
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false′-mem′ory syn`drome

a psychological condition in which a person believes that he or she remembers events that have not actually occurred.
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