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streaming movement

streaming movement in Medicine

streaming movement n.
Movement characteristic of the protoplasm of white blood cells, amebas, and other unicellular organisms, involving massing of the protoplasm, its extrusion in the form of a pseudopod, and a flow of the protoplasmic mass into the pseudopod.

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  • He emerged on the livid brilliance and streaming movement of the public street.

    Tales of Space and Time Herbert George Wells
  • There is no streaming movement in broad vistas; the dull looking population moves sluggishly; there is no show of fine equipages.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete William Dean Howells

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