Meaning of ECTOPLASM in English

[ 'ɛktə(ʊ)plaz(ə)m ]

■ noun

1》 Biology, dated the more viscous, clear outer layer of the cytoplasm in amoeboid cells. Compare with endoplasm .

2》 a viscous substance that supposedly exudes from the body of a medium during a spiritualistic trance and forms the material for the manifestation of spirits.


~ic adjective

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