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dissimulation

Pronunciation: dis'sim-yu-la'shun

Definition: Concealment of the truth about a situation, especially about a state of health or during a mental status examination, as by a malingerer or someone with a factitious disorder.

[L. dissimulatio, fr. dissimulo, to feign, fr. dis, apart, + simillis, same]

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