pseudopod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pseudopod temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pseudopod (Zoöl) A rhizopod.
    • Pseudopod (Biol) Any protoplasmic filament or irregular process projecting from any unicellular organism, or from any animal or plant call.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pseudopod A member of the Pseudopoda, as an amœba; any protozoan which is provided with pseudopodia, or has the power of protruding diversiform parts of its sarcode in the form of pseudopodia. serving as temporary organs of locomotion; a rhizopod; a myxopod.
    • n pseudopod A pseudopodium.
    • n pseudopod In entomology, any one of the structures which function as feet in many insect larvæ, as spines, thickenings, or other modifications of the integument.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pseudo-, + -pod,

Usage

In literature:

It continued to move outward, and on the map it appeared like a pseudopod extruded by an enormous amoeba.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The ovaloid ship which drifted so slowly toward them suddenly seemed to jerk, and from it reached pseudopods!
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
From the mass extended a pseudopod; touched Gunga on the arm.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Then a surge ran through the mound of flesh, and the arm, a pseudopod, reached more rapidly for him.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Out from the insane living metropolis glided pseudopods of its green substance, glided toward the Door.
"The Door into Infinity" by Edmond Hamilton
Every capillary in the brain has thousands of these little pseudopod prolongations.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
It sends out pseudopods, wriggles and draws them in again.
"Morals and the Evolution of Man" by Max Simon Nordau
It shot out long sinuous pseudopods that seemed to grope angrily.
"The Revolt of the Star Men" by Raymond Gallun
From the free ends of these cells, the ends which are next to the body-cavity, project pseudopods or flagella.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

"This is the cell membrane, this is the cytoplasm, this is the nucleus, this is a food vacuole where food is digested, this is a waste product vacuole, these are pseudopods that move around and trap food".
He found that fluid from the furrows of dividing cells attracted fellow amoebas , presumably so they could lend a helping pseudopod.
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