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  • n. Plural form of pseudopod.
  • n. Plural form of pseudopodium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of pseudopodium.


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  • They can create extensions of their body wall called pseudopodia that help them locomote or capture prey or simply churn up their insides to distribute nutrients.


  • Rhizopoda means "root-footed," and the name is applied to these animals because most of them move about by means of root-like processes known as pseudopodia or "false feet."

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  • Its form is not constant during activity, for fingerlike processes called pseudopodia are pushed out tentatively in many directions to be followed as circumstances direct by the materials of the whole cell body.

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  • These thrust-out parts, in its outline, are called pseudopodia (ps.).

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  • Without this switch mutant amoebas extended false feet called pseudopodia in all directions and wandered aimlessly as Ras flickered on and off at random points on their surfaces.

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  • The strange thing was pulsating irritably at him, tapping some kind of pseudopodia on the desk.

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  • I pictured the Gulag fleeing Russia and oozing across the bottom of the Pacific, pseudopodia groping, to its new home in the Land of the Free.

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  • A great amoeba floated majestically in darkness before me, pseudopodia flowing slowly, slowly, in welcoming embrace.

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  • I was seeing in vivid memory the slides of Entameba, greedy pseudopodia flowing in slow-motion appetite.

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  • It was not leaning up against the cans of old paint; it had not risen up on unsuspected pseudopodia and walked to the other side of the workroom; it was not there.

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  • "I was seeing in vivid memory the slides of Entameba, greedy pseudopodia flowing in slow-motion appetite. Water, I heard water flowing; it lived in water, though only the cystic form was infective..."
    —Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (New York: Bantam Dell, 2005), 561

    February 1, 2010