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pseudopod

[soo-duh-pod] /ˈsu dəˌpɒd/
noun, Biology
1.
a temporary protrusion of the protoplasm, as of certain protozoans, usually serving as an organ of locomotion or prehension.
Also called pseudopodium.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Neo-Latin pseudopodium; see pseudo-, -podium
Related forms
pseudopodal
[soo-dop-uh-dl] /suˈdɒp ə dl/ (Show IPA),
pseudopodial
[soo-duh-poh-dee-uh l] /ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di əl/ (Show IPA),
pseudopodic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for pseudopod
n.

1862, from Modern Latin pseudopodium (itself in English from 1854), from Latinized form of Greek pseudo- (see pseudo-) + podion, diminutive of pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). Related: Pseudopodal.

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pseudopod in Medicine

pseudopod pseu·do·pod (sōō'də-pŏd')
n.
A temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells or of certain unicellular organisms, especially amoebas, that serves in locomotion and phagocytosis.

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pseudopod in Science
pseudopod (s'də-pŏd') also pseudopodium
  (s'də-pŏd')
Plural pseudopods or 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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