pseu·​do·​pod | \ ˈsü-də-ˌpäd How to pronounce pseudopod (audio) \

Definition of pseudopod

Other Words from pseudopod

pseudopodal \ sü-​ˈdä-​pə-​dᵊl How to pronounce pseudopod (audio) \ or pseudopodial \ ˌsü-​də-​ˈpō-​dē-​əl How to pronounce pseudopod (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pseudopod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those that do not look roundish. The team report that more than 80% of the macrophages treated with lipopolysaccharide and then saline grew long pseudopods. The Economist, 14 Sep. 2017 Less than 10% of the macrophages treated solely with saline had pseudopods. The Economist, 14 Sep. 2017 Those that drive inflammation spout long pseudopods from their bodies. The Economist, 14 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pseudopod.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of pseudopod

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudopod

New Latin pseudopodium

Learn More About pseudopod

Time Traveler for pseudopod

Time Traveler

The first known use of pseudopod was in 1874

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near pseudopod




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for pseudopod

Cite this Entry

“Pseudopod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for pseudopod


pseu·​do·​pod | \ ˈsüd-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce pseudopod (audio) \

Medical Definition of pseudopod

2a : a slender extension from the edge of a wheal at the site of injection of an allergen
b : one of the slender processes of some tumor cells extending out from the main mass of a tumor

More from Merriam-Webster on pseudopod Encyclopedia article about pseudopod


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!