Definition of Pseudopod

1. Noun. Temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion.

Exact synonyms: Pseudopodium
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process



Definition of Pseudopod

1. n. Any protoplasmic filament or irregular process projecting from any unicellular organism, or from any animal or plant call.

Definition of Pseudopod

1. Noun. (cytology) A temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells, such as phagocytes, or of certain unicellular organisms, such as amoebas, that serves in locomotion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pseudopod

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pseudopod

pseudopatients
pseudopenes
pseudopenis
pseudopericyclic
pseudoperipteral
pseudopetiole
pseudophillipsite
pseudophilosophical
pseudophloem
pseudophotograph
pseudophotographs
pseudophotosphere
pseudophotospheres
pseudoplanktonic
pseudoplastic
pseudopod (current term)
pseudopodal
pseudopodia
pseudopodial
pseudopodium
pseudopods
pseudopornographic
pseudopotential
pseudopotentials
pseudoprecision
pseudopregnancies
pseudopregnancy
pseudopregnant
pseudoprime
pseudoprimes

Literary usage of Pseudopod

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1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"The ameba moved forward a short distance, then sent out a pseudopod on the ... The pseudopod was called forth doubtless by the agitation of the needle in ..."

2. Irritability: A Physiological Analysis of the General Effect of Stimuli in by Max Verworn (1913)
"Conduction in undifferentiated pseudopod protoplasm of rhizopoda. Conduction of excitation with decrement of intensity and rapidity. ..."

3. An Introduction to General Biology by William Thompson Sedgwick, Edmund Beecher Wilson (1899)
"The formation of a pseudopod begins by the bulging out of the ectoplasm to form a rounded prominence at some point on the surface. ..."

4. An Introduction to General Biology by William Thompson Sedgwick, Edmund Beecher Wilson (1895)
"The formation of a pseudopod begins by the bulging out of the ectoplasm to form a rounded prominence at some point on the surface. ..."

5. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"The radiating rods are clothed with a layer of protoplasm, thickest at the base of the pseudopod, and tapering to a very fine thread at its end. ..."

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