ectoplasm

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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

ectoplasmic

play \ˌek-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective

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First Known Use of ectoplasm

1883


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ectoplasm

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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

ectoplasmic

play \ˌek-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective

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