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pseu·do·pod

 (so͞o′də-pŏd′)
n.
A temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells, such as phagocytes, or of certain unicellular organisms, especially amoebas, that serves in locomotion and phagocytosis.

pseu·dop′o·dal (-dŏp′ə-dl), pseu′do·po′di·al (-pō′dē-əl) adj.

pseudopod

(ˈsjuːdəʊˌpɒd)
n
1. (Biology) a temporary projection from the body of a single-celled animal
2. (Zoology) obsolete a protozoan of the former division Pseudopoda
3. (Zoology) a foot-like projection in some insects
4. a projection from something

pseu•do•po•di•um

(ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di əm)

n., pl. -di•a (-di ə)
a temporary protrusion of the protoplasm, as of certain protozoans, usu. serving as an organ of locomotion or prehension.
[1850–55]

pseu·do·pod

(so͞o′də-pŏd′) also pseu·do·po·di·um (so͞o′də-pō′dē-əm)
Plural pseudopods or pseudopodia
A temporary foot-like extension of the protoplasm of a one-celled organism, such as an amoeba, used for moving about and for surrounding and taking in food.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pseudopod - temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotionpseudopod - temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
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