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n. pl. pseu·do·po·di·a (-pō′dē-ə)
A pseudopod.

[New Latin : pseudo- + Greek pous, pod-, foot; see podium.]


n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
(Biology) a temporary projection from the cell of an amoeboid protozoan, leucocyte, etc, used for feeding and locomotion


(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.
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Noun1.pseudopodium - temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotionpseudopodium - 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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Both types of pseudopodia were placed non-uniformly, often on one of the cellular poles, sideward to foreign agents.
Cellular pseudopodia were in contact with both adjacent cells and matrix as evidence of effective adhesion and intercellular communication as also reported by Blackwood et al.
Vav2 functions as a GEF for small GTPase Cdc42, whereas Cdc42 plays a pivotal role in regulating actin cytoskeleton dynamics and pseudopodia formation (Chen et al.
Then the yellow cells extend projections called pseudopodia and give chase.
But whereas regional concerns might be present yet subdued in larger journals, the few pages of the inaugural issues of Pseudopodia openly exhibited the deep regional concerns of its editors.
They exist both in a myxopod state, with branched pseudopodia, and in the form of ciliated bodies united in free, spherical colonies.
This response can be easily observed with the naked eye as the plasmodium grows, creating new pseudopodia and thickening tubes in some areas and shrinking back pseudopodia and allowing tubes to die in other areas (tubes that were once alive appear white rather than yellow).
There are four main types--naked, soft-bodied, calcareous and testate each of these characterised by long, fine pseudopodia that extend outwards from a soft, cytoplasmic body (for the purpose of motility and food capture).
While storytelling has become central to the company's repertoire, early pieces like Ocellus, Ciona, Pseudopodia and later works like Gnomen and Symbiosis create fascinating shifting forms that challenge the limits of the human body.
The new kinase - called pseudopodium-enriched atypical kinase one or PEAK1 - plays a central role in the formation of cellular pseudopodia.
The histiocytoid cells are positive for CD68 and lysozyme and, ultrastructurally, have features typical of histiocytes with convoluted nuclei, prominent nucleoli, and cytoplasm rich in reticulin and surface pseudopodia.
Coverage includes salivary biomarkers, tumor markers in pseudopodia for invasive migration, intraocular lymphoma markers, serum tumor markers in breast cancer, diagnostic classification using gene expression profiling in AML, tumor antigens as markers of minimal residual disease in acute myeloid leukemia, activity and expression of dipeptidyl peptidase IV and cathepsin H in human cutaneous melanoma compared to other common cancers, ovarian cancer detection, comparison of the prognostic association of nucleolar size between uveal and conjunctival melanoma, biomarkers of hepatocellular carcinoma, cell adhesive markers in metastasizing colorectal carcinoma, and fetal hemoglobin as an oncofetal marker.