acanthopodia


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acanthopodia

[ə‚kan·thə′pōd·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The long subpseudopodia of amoebas of the suborder Acanthopodina, order Amoebida.
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Acanthamoeba trophozoites range from 15-45 [micro]m with an average of 30 [micro]m, and have distinctive spiny or thorn-like projections called acanthopodia (Figure 2).
Acanthamoeba trophozoites with characteristic acanthopodia, cytoplasmic vacuoles, and a prominent nucleolus, especially in dermal vessels, were observed only after staining of the second biopsy specimen with hematoxylin and eosin in a context of strong clinical suspicion of DA.