MEANING: adjective:
1. Artificial
2. Sham

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin facticius (artificial), past participle of facere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1646.


FACTRITIOUS - full of objective truths, thereby nourishng the mind

FACETITIOUS - describing a gem cut into many small smooth sides, to enhance internal reflectivity and increase sparkle


Hmm... first inspissated, then secretory, now factitious - could be subtitled "Another thread of Words from Medicine" laugh