pseudopod

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

Definition of pseudopod

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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, "Molecular biologyFaking cellular suicide could help control inflammation," 14 Sep. 2017 Less than 10% of the macrophages treated solely with saline had pseudopods. The Economist, "Molecular biologyFaking cellular suicide could help control inflammation," 14 Sep. 2017 Those that drive inflammation spout long pseudopods from their bodies. The Economist, "Molecular biologyFaking cellular suicide could help control inflammation," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pseudopod

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudopod

New Latin pseudopodium

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The first known use of pseudopod was in 1874

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“Pseudopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudopod. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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pseudopod

noun
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

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