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pseudopodium

 [soo″do-po´de-um]
a temporary protrusion of the cytoplasm of an ameba, serving for purposes of locomotion or to engulf food.

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]

pseudopodium

(so͞o′də-pō′dē-əm)
n. pl. pseudo·podia (-pō′dē-ə)
A pseudopod.

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]

pseudopodium

(pl. psuedopodia) a protoplasmic projection (a ‘false foot’) from the main body of a protozoan - especially Rhizopods such as Amoeba - and from white blood cells. The cell moves in the direction from which the pseudopodium is produced and it is also used to engulf particles, both as food (in protozoans) and in PHAGOCYTOSIS. see AMOEBOID MOVEMENT.
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The inner cell mass looks more or less homogeneous; most of the cells have a similarly elongated shape with numerous pseudopodia (filopodia) (Fig.
The most frequent surgical issues are pseudopodia, capsular penetration and tumor rupture.
The endothelial cells express MMP2, MMP9, and MT1-MMP membrane vesicles are located near pseudopodia. The stimulation of angiogenesis by bFGF or VEGF results in shedding of vesicles.
It has been suggested that PLT activation causes an increase in both MPV and PDW resulting from PLT swelling and pseudopodia formation.
Vav2 functions as a GEF for small GTPase Cdc42, whereas Cdc42 plays a pivotal role in regulating actin cytoskeleton dynamics and pseudopodia formation (Chen et al.
As they activate they undergo transformation from disc to sphere shape with the development of pseudopodia. Consequently this leads to an increase in their size.
Then the yellow cells extend projections called pseudopodia and give chase.
Segment: the tubular pseudopodia of amoeba linking node i to node j.
From such region, PGCs subsequently enter into the blood vessels and extravasate from the endothelium of capillaries towards the genital ridges by amoeboid movement [23, 26, 30, 31], using either pseudopodia or filopodia-like processes [26, 32].
As shown in Figure 2, BV2 cells in the control group exist in a resting state, with smaller bodies and longer pseudopodia (Figure ??), while LPS-activated BV2 cells exist in an amoeba-like state, with larger cell bodies and shorter branch (Figure ??).
hupensis haemo- lymphocytes were round or oval in shape with rough surface, and contained very high density of granules; the nucleus was encircled by cytoplasm possessing pseudopodia. The haemo-lymphocytes of O.
But whereas regional concerns might be present yet subdued in larger journals, the few pages of the inaugural issues of Pseudopodia openly exhibited the deep regional concerns of its editors.