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lobopodium

Syllabification: lo·bo·po·di·um
Pronunciation: /ˌlōbəˈpōdēəm
 
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Definition of lobopodium in English:

noun (plural lobopodia /-dēə/)

Zoology
1A blunt limb, or an organ resembling a limb, in particular.
1.1The primitive leg of an onychophoran.
1.2A lobelike pseudopodium in an amoeba.
Example sentences
  • Pseudopodia are root-like reticulopodia, filopodia and/or axopodia - not broad lobopodia as in Amoeba.

Origin

early 20th century: from modern Latin lobosus 'having many lobes, large-lobed' + podium.

Derivatives

lobopodial

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adjective

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