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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.
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.
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.