variants or less commonly axopod
plural axopodia
also axopods
: a semipermanent pseudopodium that consists of an axial rod surrounded by an ectoplasmic sheath and that is typically present in Radiolaria and Heliozoa

Word History


New Latin axopodium, from ax- + -podium

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“Axopodium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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