pseudopodium

[ soo-duh-poh-dee-uh m ]
/ ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di əm /
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noun, plural pseu·do·po·di·a [soo-duh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di ə/. Biology.


Nearby words

  1. pseudopelade,
  2. pseudoperipteral,
  3. pseudophone,
  4. pseudoplatelet,
  5. pseudopod,
  6. pseudopolyp,
  7. pseudopregnancy,
  8. pseudoprostyle,
  9. pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism,
  10. pseudopsia

Origin of pseudopodium

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for pseudopodia

pseudopodium

/ (ˌsjuːdəʊˈpəʊdɪəm) /

noun plural -dia (-dɪə)

a temporary projection from the cell of an amoeboid protozoan, leucocyte, etc, used for feeding and locomotion
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Medicine definitions for pseudopodia

pseudopodium

[ sōō′də-pōdē-əm ]

n. pl. pseu•do•po•di•a (-pōdē-ə)

A pseudopod.

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Science definitions for pseudopodia

pseudopod

[ sōōdə-pŏd′ ]

Plural pseudopods pseudopodia

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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