pseudopod

noun

pseu·​do·​pod ˈsü-də-ˌpäd How to pronounce pseudopod (audio)
pseudopodal adjective
or pseudopodial

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

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin pseudopodium

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pseudopod was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Pseudopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudopod. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

pseudopod

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

Medical Definition

pseudopod

noun
pseu·​do·​pod ˈsüd-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce pseudopod (audio)
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a
: 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

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