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n combining form
a part resembling a foot: pseudopodium.
[from New Latin: footlike; see podium]
po•di•um(ˈpoʊ di əm)
n., pl. -di•ums, -di•a (-di ə)
1. a small platform for an orchestra conductor, speaker, etc.
a. a low wall or platform forming a base for a structure, as the masonry supporting the colonnade of a classical temple.
b. a raised platform surrounding the arena of a Roman amphitheater.
4. Anat. a foot.
[1605–15; < Latin: elevated place, balcony < Greek pódion little foot]
a combining form meaning “footlike appendage,” “support,” “stem”: pseudopodium.
[< New Latin; see podium]