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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pseudopod.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Protozoa, as pseudopods, rhizopods, or myxopods, a temporary diversiform prolongation or protrusion of the sarcode or body-substance of the animalcule, to any extent or in any shape, capable of being withdrawn or reabsorbed into the general mass of the body, and serving as an organ of locomotion, prehension, or ingestion; a pseudopod, or false foot: generally in the plural.
  • noun In Rotifera, the aboral region, caudal extremity, or tail-end of a wheel-animalcule.
  • noun In botany: In Musci, a false pedicel, or elongation of the extremity of a branch of the oöphyte, in the form of a stalk, supporting a sporogonium or capsule.
  • noun In Mycetozoa, a protrusion of the protoplasm of an amœboid body, which may be drawn in, or into which the whole body may move.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as pseudopod.

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  • noun cytology pseudopod

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin : pseudo– + Greek pous, pod-, foot; see podium.]

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