filopodium

noun
fil·​o·​po·​di·​um | \ ˌfil-ə-ˈpō-dē-əm also ˌfīl- \
variants: also filopod \ ˈfil-​ə-​ˌpäd How to pronounce filopodium (audio) \
plural filopodia\ -​ˈpō-​dē-​ə How to pronounce filopodium (audio) \ also filopods

Medical Definition of filopodium

: a long thin filamentous pseudopodium (as of a nerve cell or platelet)

Other Words from filopodium

filopodial \ -​ˈpō-​dē-​əl How to pronounce filopodium (audio) \ adjective

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“Filopodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/filopodium. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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