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Pronunciation: ă-pār′ent


  1. Manifest; obvious; evident (a clinically apparent infection).
  2. Frequently used (confusingly) to mean “seeming to be,” ostensible, pseudo-.

[L. apparens, visible, fr. appareo, to come in sight]

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