- a temporary protrusion of the protoplasm, as of certain protozoans, usually serving as an organ of locomotion or prehension.
Origin of pseudopod
Examples from the Web for pseudopod
Historical Examples of 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
- A temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells or of certain unicellular organisms, especially amoebas, that serves in locomotion and phagocytosis.
- A temporary footlike extension of a one-celled organism, such as an amoeba, used for moving about and for surrounding and taking in food.