axopodium

noun axo·po·di·um \ˌaksəˈpōdēəm\
variants: less commonly

axopod

\ˈaksəˌpäd\

Definition of axopodium

plural

axopodia

\-ˈpōdēə\ also

axopods

  1. :  a semipermanent pseudopodium that consists of an axial rod surrounded by an ectoplasmic sheath and that is typically present in Radiolaria and Heliozoa

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Origin and Etymology of axopodium

New Latin axopodium, from ax- + -podium


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