Meaning of ECTOPLASM in English


Pronunciation: ' ek-t ə - ˌ pla-z ə m

Function: 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

– ec · to · plas · mic \ ˌ ek-t ə - ' plaz-mik \ adjective

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