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ectoplasm definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
2: the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1883 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 adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the dense outer layer of the cytoplasm (cf. ENDOPLASM). 2 the supposed viscous substance exuding from the body of a spiritualistic medium during a trance. Derivatives: ectoplasmic adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ectoplasm Ec"to*plasm, n. [Ecto- + Gr. ? form.] (Biol.) (a) The outer transparent layer of protoplasm in a developing ovum. (b) The outer hyaline layer of protoplasm in a vegetable cell. (c) The ectosarc of protozoan.

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animal cell, aura, bioplast, cell, cellular tissue, cellule, chromatoplasm, coenocyte, corpuscle, cytoplasm, ectoplasy, effluvium, emanation, endoplasm, energid, eucaryotic cell, exteriorized protoplasm, germ cell, plant cell, plasmodium, procaryotic cell, protoplasm, reticulum, somatic cell, syncytium, trophoplasm



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