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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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Each time one chooses anything other than obedience to the status quo a new pseudopod is being suggested and society is being invited to move in that direction.
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When we use pH jump experiments in vivo, we can see that growth of new material is very intimately associated with the leading edge of the pseudopod.
The pseudopods in ponticulin-minus cells appear to form normally; but during cell movement they undergo dramatic shifts in position relative to the substratum, a behavior never seen in cells containing ponticulin.
Atypical lymphocyte morphology, including pseudopods, split nuclei, and cytoplasmic granules, was observed in 5% of the birds.
Testate amoebae are protists whose protoplasm is inserted into a test (shell) with an oral aperture through which the pseudopods emerge during locomotion or feeding (Smith et al.
Forams are abundant in present-day ocean sediments, where they use fingerlike extensions called pseudopods to engulf prey and to explore their surroundings.
The commonly reported mechanisms are decreased life span of platelets due to immunological and non-immunological mechanisms, elevated macrophage colony stimulating factors causing platelet destruction; ultra structural changes like centralization of dense granules, glycogen depletion, formation of pseudopods, and micro aggregation; consumption by diffused intravascular coagulation (DIC) host oxidative stress through oxidization of membrane lipids causing changes in fluidity and permeability of the cell membrane and its effect on fragility (2,3).
Positive allergic reaction was defined as wheal with pseudopods within 5 minutes of injection, which persisted for at least 20 minutes, and was accompanied by localized itching.
Responding to this question, Richard Rorty argues that our Western bourgeois liberal culture "is a form of life which is constantly extending pseudopods and adapting itself to what it encounters.
We see these movements' echoes, too, in lamps of the late '60s--electrified pseudopods with feminine mouths--and in her early-'70s "desserts," cast polyester-resin breasts in Day-Glo colors, arrayed like sorbets on serving dishes.
Findings of dysplasia include 1 or more of the following: abundant megaloblastoid forms, nuclear budding, bizarre nuclear shapes, multinucleation, foamy cytoplasmic vacuoles, or cytoplasmic pseudopods (Figure 2, A and B).