axopodium

noun
axo·​po·​di·​um | \ ˌaksəˈpōdēəm\
variants: or less commonly axopod \ ˈaksəˌpäd \
plural axopodia\ -​ˈpōdēə \ also axopods

Definition of axopodium

: 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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History and Etymology for axopodium

New Latin axopodium, from ax- + -podium

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