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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
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First Known Use of ECTOPLASM

1883
Medical Dictionary

ectoplasm

noun ec·to·plasm \ˈek-tə-ˌplaz-əm\

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

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