[ soo-duh-poh-dee-uh m ]
/ ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di əm /
noun, plural pseu·do·po·di·a [soo-duh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di ə/. Biology.
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Origin of pseudopodium
First recorded in 1850–55
Words nearby pseudopodium
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medical definitions for pseudopodium
[ sōō′də-pō′dē-əm ]
n. pl. pseu•do•po•di•a (-pō′dē-ə)
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Scientific definitions for pseudopodium
[ sōō′də-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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