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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.]
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n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
(Biology) a temporary projection from the cell of an amoeboid protozoan, leucocyte, etc, used for feeding and locomotion
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(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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During activation process, platelets change in shape of the platelets from a discoid form to a spherical form with pseudopodia in order to acquire a larger surface, formation of pseudopodia can increase PDW value.
The cells were connected to each other by intercellular-extended pseudopodia. The nuclei were large and round, and the cytoplasm was full and had high transparency.
Adjacent THP-1 macrophages interacted with pseudopodia (Fig.
The cells forming the stolon leading edge continuously form numerous pseudopodia (filopodia and lamallepodia), which are the only places of stolon adhesion to the substrate (Fig.
They protrude pseudopodia in all directions instead of having one clear leading edge, indicating that these cells are impaired in their navigation capacity to chemokines [87].
More recently, freshly isolated mouse IM were shown to exhibit an irregularly shaped nucleus and numerous vacuoles in their cytoplasm, while mouse AM were larger cells [26] with more prominent pseudopodia [29].
After prolonged culture, immature BMDCs become significantly larger in size and presented with a rough surface showing bigger and longer protrusions and pseudopodia (Figure 1(d)).
Activation of platelet causes morphologic change, including both shapes changing from discoid to spherical and pseudopodia formation.
E and EA surfaces offered a favorable environment for osteoblasts to extend more pseudopodia than that on SLA surfaces.
PEMF also affected cell morphology and induced more pseudopodia and cytoskeletal reorganization that aligned cells along their main axis.
Adhered platelets are approximately round in shape and have slight spreading of pseudopodia, but fewer were adhered for alloys compared to the pure Mg control [140].
Rabbit auricular cartilage cells did not show any interaction between cells after 6 and 12 hours (Figures 4(a) and 4(d)), and bMSCs showed a weak aggregation but did not have pseudopodia (Figures 4(b) and 4(e)).