Definition of pseudopatient in English:

pseudopatient

noun

  • A false or spurious patient; specifically (in early use) a person feigning illness to obtain some benefit; (later) a person posing as a patient in order to investigate health care, provide training to medical staff, etc.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From pseudo- + patient.

Pronunciation

pseudopatient

/ˈs(j)uːdəʊˌpeɪʃnt//ˌs(j)uːdəʊˈpeɪʃnt/