- 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 pseudopodial
It exhibits constantly on the basal pole the porochora or porous area, and in the basal half the podoconus or pseudopodial cone.
Word Origin and History for pseudopodial
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.
- 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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