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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.


(Biology) biology of or relating to a pseudopodium
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Directional protrusive pseudopodial activity and motility in macrophages induced by extracellular electric fields.
It is generally imagined that particles such as bacteria that are caught on the collar microvilli, if not transported to the base of the collar by membrane transport, are phagocytosed by pseudopodial extensions that grasp them off the collar.
Phylum 3 Granuloreticulosa [Foraminifera (Marine Ameboid Protists with Granular Pseudopodial Network) and Relatives]