Dictionary

ectoplasm

ectoplasm

noun ec·to·plasm \ˈek-tə-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of ECTOPLASM

1
:  the outer relatively rigid granule-free layer of the cytoplasm usually held to be a gel reversibly convertible to a sol
2
:  a substance held to produce spirit materialization and telekinesis
ec·to·plas·mic \ˌek-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective

First Known Use of ECTOPLASM

1883

ectoplasm

noun ec·to·plasm \ˈek-tə-ˌplaz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ECTOPLASM

:  the outer relatively rigid granule-free layer of the cytoplasm usually held to be a gel reversibly convertible to a sol—compare endoplasm
ec·to·plas·mic \ˌek-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ectoplastPrevious Word in the Dictionary: ectopic pregnancyAll Words Near: ectoplasm
March 04, 2015
sprightly Hear it
Full of life and energy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears