Meaning of ECTOPLASM in English

/ ˈektəʊplæzəm; NAmE ˈektoʊ-/ noun [ U ]


( biology ) ( old-fashioned ) the outer layer of the jelly-like substance inside cells

—compare endoplasm


a substance which is said to come from the body of sb who is communicating with the spirit of a dead person, allowing the spirit to have a form

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