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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“Axopodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axopodium. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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