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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.
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(Biology) biology (of protozoans) belonging to the former division Pseudopoda
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THE PROTAGONIST of Alex Norris's Webcomic Name, hosted on Tumblr since July 2016, is a simple pink cartoon blob with four pseudopodal limbs, two dots for eyes, and a single line for a mouth, which Norris tends to draw just shy of an em dash, with the result that its owner often reads as both a little happy and a little sad, or maybe just one of those, or maybe neither.
Some of the atrophic myocytes will be noted to exhibit changes in shape, such as the presence of lateral pseudopodal projections or buds (pinnate atrophy) (Figure 8(b)).
The differential diagnosis of peripapillary choroidal neovascularization in young patients includes optic nerve drussen, peripapillary pseudopodal pigment epithelial and choroidal atrophy, angioid streaks, pattern dystrophy, choroidal osteoma and uveitis.