pseudopodium

noun pseu·do·po·di·um \ ˌsü-də-ˈpō-dē-əm \

Definition of pseudopodium

plural pseudopodia play \ˌsü-də-ˈpō-dē-ə\
1 : a temporary protrusion or retractile process of the cytoplasm of a cell (such as an amoeba or a white blood cell) that functions especially as an organ of locomotion or in taking up food or other particulate matter — see amoeba illustration
2 : a slender leafless branch of the gametophyte in various mosses that often bears gemmae

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pseudopodium

noun pseu·do·po·di·um \ ˌsüd-ə-ˈpōd-ē-əm \

medical Definition of pseudopodium

plural pseudopodia play \-ē-ə\
1 : a temporary protrusion or retractile process of the cytoplasm of a cell (as an amoeba or a white blood cell) that functions especially as an organ of locomotion or in taking up food or other particulate matter
2 : one of the ameboid protrusions of the active plasmodium of a slime mold

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