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pseu·do·po·di·um

, pl.

pseu·do·po·di·a

(sū'dō-pō'dē-ŭm, -pō'-dē-ă),
A temporary protoplasmic process, put forth by an ameboid stage or amebic protozoan for locomotion or for prehension of food.
Synonym(s): pseudopod
[pseudo- + G. pous, foot]

pseudopod

(so͞o′də-pŏd′)
n.
A temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells, such as phagocytes, or of certain unicellular organisms, especially amoebas, that serves in locomotion and phagocytosis.

pseu·dop′o·dal (-dŏp′ə-dl), pseu′do·po′di·al (-pō′dē-əl) adj.

pseudopod

[so̅o̅′dəpod]
Etymology: Gk, pseudes, false, pous, foot
a temporary cytoplasmic process of an ameba that can be extended to propel the organism or to engulf food. Also called pseudopodium.

pseu·do·po·di·um

, pl. pseudopodia (sū'dō-pō'dē-ŭm, -ă)
A temporary protoplasmic process, put forth by an ameboid stage or amebic protozoan for locomotion or for prehension of food.
Synonym(s): pseudopod.
[pseudo- + G. pous, foot]
References in periodicals archive ?
Pseudopods and protrusions with dome-shape or balloon-like shape were commonly observed on the apical surface.
24,32) In this study, lymphocytes containing pseudopods, split or irregular nuclei, and/or purple granules were considered reactive.
In drug-free samples, where forams could use pseudopods, the fine layers had changed to jumbled arrangements similar to those seen in thrombolites.
2+] to control the assembly and disassembly of the platelet cytoskeleton provides a mechanism for cytoskeletal involvement in shape change and pseudopod formation during platelet activation [40].
Listeria bacteria then transfer themselves to nearby cells without having to leave the originally-infected host cell through a mechanism of movement through pseudopods.
One possibility, Li says, is that forming a pseudopod leaves a temporary "sear" in the cell's structure, making it more likely that the next pseudopod will emerge from a different part of the organism's cell wall and head in a different direction.
The present study observed that pretreatment of rat neutrophils with Iso resulted in a decrease of ruffles and pseudopods on the surface of rat neutrophils stimulated with PMA, indicating the possibility that Iso has an inhibitory effect on the migration and phagocytosis of neutrophils.
Pseudopods of clear cytoplasm may form in this special region and are either linear or take the form of a large feeding membrane for extracellular digestion.
It moved slowly by sticking out tentative fingers of itself (we learned these projections were called pseudopods) and now and again simply flowed all of its blob into one of the pseudopods while abandoning and withdrawing from the others.
My second book, The Rainbow Stories, seemed even less capable of sending out pseudopods into the periodical world, and I was astonished one day while loitering in my illegal, pipe-smoke-reeking basement apartment, when the phone rang and I learned that Conjunctions (of which I'd never heard) would reproduce a long story, uncut--moreover, a story filled with violence, obscenity, and racism (it was reportage on neo-Nazi skinheads).
With realism paramount, Nucleus artists turned to MAXON's BodyPaint 3D to simulate the texture of a living heart and utilized several other CINEMA 4D modules, including HAIR, for generating cellular pseudopods, the arm-like extensions on cells, and Dynamics to create the natural bounce that occurs when migrating cells bump into each other.
Testate amoebae (Arcellinida and Euglyphida) are protozoa with cytoplasm partially enclosed in a shell or test, with an oral aperture through which pseudopods protrude for locomotion or feeding (SMITH et al.