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pseudopod

[soo-duh-pod]
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noun Biology.
  1. a temporary protrusion of the protoplasm, as of certain protozoans, usually serving as an organ of locomotion or prehension.
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Origin of pseudopod

1870–75; < New Latin pseudopodium; see pseudo-, -podium
Also called pseudopodium.
Related formspseu·dop·o·dal [soo-dop-uh-dl] /suˈdɒp ə dl/, pseu·do·po·di·al [soo-duh-poh-dee-uh l] /ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di əl/, pseu·do·pod·ic, adjective
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pseudopod

n.

1862, from Modern Latin pseudopodium (itself in English from 1854), from Latinized form of Greek pseudo- (see pseudo-) + podion, diminutive of pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). Related: Pseudopodal.

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pseudopodial in Medicine

pseudopod

(sōōdə-pŏd′)
n.
  1. A temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells or of certain unicellular organisms, especially amoebas, that serves in locomotion and phagocytosis.
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pseudopodial in Science

pseudopod

[sōōdə-pŏd′]
Plural pseudopods pseudopodia
  1. A temporary footlike extension of a one-celled organism, such as an amoeba, used for moving about and for surrounding and taking in food.
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