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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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(4) Characteristics demonstrated to distinguish dermoscopically SK-like melanomas from SKs include the blue-black sign, the blue-white veil, pseudopods or streaks, and a pigment network.
Amelobastomas are slow-growing with a tendency to spread into marrow spaces with pseudopods without concomitant resorption of trabecular bone.
In inflammatory response, the neutrophils among blood cells have a remarkable migration potency (chemotaxis) and can change their form by generating pseudopods toward the antigen.
Treatment of neutrophils with the chemotaxin, formylmethionylleucylphenylanaline, leads to a translocation of n-SMase to plasma membranes where it is involved in the spreading and the extension of pseudopods. In these cells, n-SMase seems to influence the distribution of Rac 1/2 and RhoA to the leading edge of migration as this polarized distribution is totally lost when n-SMase was inhibited [86].
The ingestion of IgG-opsonized targets is initiated by the engagement and clustering of Fc[gamma]Rs, which induce receptor tyrosine phosphorylation and subsequent activation of multiple downstream signaling pathways to promote the development of the phagocytic cup and the extension of pseudopods. The sequential process including cup formation, phagosome internalization, and phagolysosome formation is critical steps in the process of phagocytosis [78].
It may show radial streaming and pseudopods or pigmented globules.
Important changes in membrane remodeling and the actin cytoskeleton take place leading to the formation of pseudopods that cover the particle.
Rey Gallardo et al., "L-selectin shedding is activated specifically within transmigrating pseudopods of monocytes to regulate cell polarity in vitro," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
During neuronal development thin dendritic ectoplasmic pseudopods or filopodia are programmed to shield actually stable dendritic spines [36] and are determinant in the establishment of neural circuits in time [37].
(7) Normally at resting state, platelets require a trigger to develop pseudopods, which spread over injured tissue and jumpstart the healing process.