Other forms: pseudopods
In biology, the word pseudopod means a temporary growth on a cell that allows it to be mobile, almost like a little foot. Amoebas use pseudopods to move around.
Pseudopod, short for the Modern Latin pseudopodium, comes from the Greek roots psuedo-, "false or fake," and podion, "little foot." The cells that grow these tiny, fake feet (also described as "arm-like") use them as a temporary way of moving from one place to another, essentially by scooting or oozing along. Pseudopods are sometimes also used for feeding.
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