Prefixes are important in biology. Now, it is not a distortion of perception but it is a reality. If you believe that words are pseudo realities, you are wrong. Now the word pseudo. Pseudo word is very important in science. Such is the power of prefix pseudo that if it gets associated to the word science it becomes a pseudo science. And, the meaning is reversed.
Pseudo-stratified epithelium is an epithelium that appears to be layered but it is not actually. Every cell in the layer manages to touch the basement membrane on which they are resting.
Pseudo-genes are dysfunctional relatives of certain functional genes that fail to express themselves as they do not code for proteins. Multiple mutations in the genes makes them dysfunctional or pseudo-genes.