Meaning of ECTOPLASM in English

ˈektəˌplazəm noun

( -s )

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ect- + -plasm

1. : the outer relatively rigid granule-free layer of the cytoplasm usually held to be a thixotropic gel — compare endoplasm

2. : the emanation from a spiritualistic medium that is believed to effect telekinesis and similar phenomena

• ec·to·plasmatic | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ or ec·to·plasmic “+ adjective

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