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spurious

(of a plant part or organ) having the appearance of another part but differing from it in origin, development, or function; false
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They postulated that iron deficiency causes increased glycation leading to spuriously high values of HbA1c.
Check that the electronic systems work as advertised as there have been a few minor owner grumbles about warning lights spuriously appearing and then disappearing.
Authorities in Turkey, meanwhile, took three journalists from VICE news, a media company, into custody last weekend, claiming, spuriously, that the journalists were aiding the Islamic State.
Since the start of this year, the state has executed nearly 400 prisoners, many of whom human rights groups believe were activists for ethnic minority rights spuriously charged with criminal offenses.
Charley badge spuriously featuring knights chainmail But it didn''t seem to matter.
One doesn't hurl this observation spuriously as one has witnessed him splaying his wiry and angular frame Crouching Tiger-style on myriad occasions both at private soirACopyrightes and at public live performance art shindigs.
Spuriously attributed to the 'Hand of God' - robs Bobby Robson's side of a semi-final spot.
The Bedroom Tax was introduced by this government (who spuriously call it the 'spare room subsidy') to target social housing tenants who lose benefit for supposedly under-occupying homes, deemed too large for their needs.
On top of these irregularities, the Obama administration spuriously promoted the judge to a higher court in the middle of the trial.
Thus, our case had a spuriously high HbAlc result of 16% in HPLC for variant hemoglobinopathy analysis mode, which measures acetyl Hb, and HbAlc of 3% in HPLC for standard analysis mode.