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pseudopodium

[soo-duh-poh-dee-uh m] /ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di əm/
noun, plural pseudopodia
[soo-duh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌsu dəˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA).
Biology
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • Some species use cytoplasmic extensions called pseudopodia for locomotion or feeding.
British Dictionary definitions for pseudopodia

pseudopodium

/ˌsjuːdəʊˈpəʊdɪəm/
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
1.
a temporary projection from the cell of an amoeboid protozoan, leucocyte, etc, used for feeding and locomotion
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pseudopodia in Medicine

pseudopodium pseu·do·po·di·um (sōō'də-pō'dē-əm)
n. pl. pseu·do·po·di·a (-pō'dē-ə)
A pseudopod.

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pseudopodia 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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Encyclopedia Article for pseudopodia

temporary or semipermanent extension of the cytoplasm, used in locomotion and feeding by all sarcodine protozoans (i.e., those with pseudopodia; see sarcodine) and some flagellate protozoans. Pseudopodia are formed by some cells of higher animals (e.g., white blood corpuscles) and by amoebas. During amoeboid feeding, pseudopodia either flow around and engulf prey or trap it in a fine, sticky mesh

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