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

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The first known use of ergastic was circa 1896

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“Ergastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ergastic. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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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

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