pseudopodium


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pseu·do·po·di·um

 (so͞o′də-pō′dē-əm)
n. pl. pseu·do·po·di·a (-pō′dē-ə)
A pseudopod.

[New Latin : pseudo- + Greek pous, pod-, foot; see podium.]

pseudopodium

(ˌsjuːdəʊˈpəʊdɪəm)
n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
(Biology) a temporary projection from the cell of an amoeboid protozoan, leucocyte, etc, used for feeding and locomotion

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Meanwhile, the adhered platelets on the surface of modified membranes showed rounded shape, and almost no pseudopodium and deformation were observed on the surface of the modified membrane.
The cells cultured in the PLGA scaffold form a dense cell layer covering the surfaces and the pseudopodium grows up (see Fig.
Greek for "false foot," a pseudopodium is a highly specialized structure that protrudes from the surface of migrating cells.