Definition of pseudopodium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌso͞odəˈpōdēəm/

noun (plural pseudopodia /-ˈpōdēə/)

A temporary protrusion of the surface of an amoeboid cell for movement and feeding.
Example sentences
  • After application of fluid shear many cells projected pseudopodia and spread on the glass surface.
  • After the restructuring of the collagen fibrils into a cone, the cells partially retract their pseudopodia and move back, and the cone of collagen fibers is pulled toward the MTS.
  • Of the 10 cells that actively projected pseudopodia during the longest shear application of 20 min at 2 dyn/cm 2, only one became round while exposed to shear stress.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from pseudo- + podium.

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Syllabification: pseu·do·po·di·um

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