pseudopod


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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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Pseudopod and apical blebs have been observed on apical surface of hyperplastic rat thyroid in vivo (Zeligs and Wollman 1977).
The driving force for cell migration is provided by actin cytoskeleton polymerization, which induces membrane protrusion and pseudopod formation (Saarikangas et al.
James Cameron recalls working side-by-side on set with Knoll to create the pseudopod for The Abyss.
Activation of platelets initiates the deformation of the cells with pseudopod formation and ends with blood coagulation or thrombus formation [34].
Severe depletion of ATP levels in white blood cells impairs pseudopod and vacuole formation, thus limiting extravascular migration and phagocytic function.
2+] to control the assembly and disassembly of the platelet cytoskeleton provides a mechanism for cytoskeletal involvement in shape change and pseudopod formation during platelet activation [40].
monocytogenes activates the host cell's actin molecules to stiffen and lengthen, which pushes the bacterium to the host cell's surface, forming a pseudopod (false foot or extension).
1) In The Abyss (1989) an alien pseudopod snakes around a deep-sea research facility searching for the protagonist.
One possibility, Li says, is that forming a pseudopod leaves a temporary "sear" in the cell's structure, making it more likely that the next pseudopod will emerge from a different part of the organism's cell wall and head in a different direction.
show with the Clarks and Pseudopod as opening acts.
After a bit of experimenting with the mouse you click on one of the pseudopods and up pops a bit more orange blob surrounded by the names of projects relevant to the pseudopod's special theme: Working, BIG architecture, Moving and so on.
This dedifferentiated cell line exhibits an altered morphology with pseudopod extensions.