- a temporary protrusion of the protoplasm, as of certain protozoans, usually serving as an organ of locomotion or prehension.
Origin of pseudopod
Also called pseudopodium.
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Examples from the Web for pseudopod
From the mass extended a pseudopod; touched Gunga on the arm.
He lifted a pseudopod from primordial ooze, and the pseudopod was him.The Status Civilization
They had them stashed away like everything else they could lay a pseudopod on.Greylorn
John Keith Laumer
This time a pseudopod emerged, and reached slowly out for him.
It continued to move outward, and on the map it appeared like a pseudopod extruded by an enormous amoeba.Operation Terror
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Word Origin and History for pseudopod
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells or of certain unicellular organisms, especially amoebas, that serves in locomotion and phagocytosis.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- 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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