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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]
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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.
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.
The amoeba of the law puts out new pseudopods as precedents are overturned, cases are heard in equity, and juries nullify bad laws or laws that don't properly apply to the facts.
The point is that acceptable morality ebbs and flows into one pseudopod after another as society's consensus adopts new attitudes.
Since they are contiguous with the main tumor, pseudopods are not considered to represent true invasion and are consistent with a benign PA.
A desmoplastic reaction is helpful, if present, since it is not seen with benign pseudopods (Figure 1, C).
Its eccentric, branching shape is based on a map of New Orleans's waterways: Various pseudopods represent the Seventeenth Street Canal, the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, and so on.
After adhering to the subendothelium, platelets undergo a cytoskeletal activation that leads to a shape change with development of pseudopods.