ectoplasmic

ectoplasm

[ek-tuh-plaz-uhm]
noun
1.
Biology. the outer portion of the cytoplasm of a cell. Compare endoplasm.
2.
Spiritualism. the supposed emanation from the body of a medium.

Origin:
1880–85; ecto- + -plasm

ectoplasmic, ectoplasmatic [ek-tuh-plaz-mat-ik] , adjective
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ectoplasm (ˈɛktəʊˌplæzəm)
 
n
1.  cytology See also endoplasm the outer layer of cytoplasm in some cells, esp protozoa, which differs from the inner cytoplasm in being a clear gel
2.  spiritualism the substance supposedly emanating from the body of a medium during trances
 
ecto'plasmic
 
adj

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ectoplasm
1883, of amoebas, 1901, of spirits, from ecto- + plasm (see plasma).
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