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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The growth pattern of DFSP resembles that of fibroblasts with pseudopod like extensions from a central mass that penetrate tissue over a time.
Activation of platelets initiates the deformation of the cells with pseudopod formation and ends with blood coagulation or thrombus formation [31].
Mesenchymal movement encompasses a five-step migration cycle characterized by pseudopod protrusion at the leading edge, formation of focal contacts, focalized proteolysis, actomyosin contraction, and detachment of the trailing edge [as reviewed in [39]].
PA has a pseudopod like extension into adjacent tissue and this is why it should be performed an adequate excision of the tumor with clear margins, so there would be no recurrence [4].
The development of foot (pseudopod), anterior adductor muscle and gill rudiment were observed in the shell but not function yet in this stage (Fig.
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.
Video microscopy of the cell detachment process appeared to indicate the release of individual pseudopod tethers, similar to what had been described for release or thinning of astrocyte cell processes induced by thrombin agonist [38,41].
The ability of [Ca.sup.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].
(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.