ergastic

adjective
er·​gas·​tic | \ (ˌ)ər-ˈga-stik How to pronounce ergastic (audio) \

Definition of ergastic

: constituting the nonliving by-products of protoplasmic activity ergastic substances

First Known Use of ergastic

circa 1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ergastic

Greek ergastikos able to work, from ergazesthai to work, from ergon work

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ergastic

Dictionary Entries near ergastic

Erfurt

erg

erg-

ergastic

ergastoplasm

ergastulum

ergat-

Statistics for ergastic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ergastic

The first known use of ergastic was circa 1896

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ergastic

ergastic

adjective
er·​gas·​tic | \ (ˌ)ər-ˈgas-tik How to pronounce ergastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of ergastic

: constituting the nonliving by-products (as intracellular deposits of starch or fat) of protoplasmic activity

Comments on ergastic

What made you want to look up ergastic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

formidable, illustrious, or eminent

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!