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Meaning of ECTOPLASM

Pronunciation:  'ektu`plazum

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

ECTOPLASM is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: cytoplasm, emanation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Cytoplasm embedded with microfilaments (to give it rigidity) and lacking organelles that is found just under the cytoplasmic membrane in ciliates (one-celled organisms with cilia).
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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