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(fī'lō-pō'dē-ŭm, -ă),
1. A slender filamentous pseudopodium of certain free-living amebae.
2. A filamentous projection from a platelet that allows matrix formation.
[L. filum, thread, + G. pous, foot]
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The membrane reserve serves as morphological basis for the volume homeostasis maintenance of animal cells [1] presented by plasmalemma formations (folds, filopodium, lamelopodium etc.
The tip of the growth cone has several finger-like projections known as filopodium, which are able to advance the axon through the immediate environment and in the appropriate direction.