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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.

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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Furthermore, excellent images of phagocytosis by pseudopodia in the choanoflagellate Codosiga (Leadbeater and Morton, 1974) show that choanflagellates can generate equally long membrane extensions; similar pseudopodial extensions were described by de Saedeleer (1929), who also first suggested that calcareous sponges fed much like choanoflagellates.
Encompassed between the basal lamina of the mesothelium and that of the inner epithelium, the thin connective tissue layer (about 7.5 [micro]m in thickness) is poor in collagen fibers, but contains many mesenchymatous cells, both spherulocytes and type I pseudopodial cells (Figs.
Type 2 pseudopodial cells have a particular distribution; they are mainly located just below the basal lamina of the mesothelium (Figs.
The inner area, on the other hand, is much thicker (about 120 [micro]m thick); it contains many collagen fibers, which show no tridimensional organization, and numerous pseudopodial cells (Fig.