Definitions for ectoplasmˈɛk təˌplæz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•to•plasmˈɛk təˌplæz əm(n.)
the outer portion of the cytoplasm of a cell.
Category: Cell Biology
a viscous substance claimed by spiritualists to emanate from the body of a medium and then produce living forms.
Category: Holistic Medicine and Spiritualism
Origin of ectoplasm:
(spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm
The visible substance believed to emanate from the body of a spiritualistic medium during communication with the dead.
An immaterial or ethereal substance, especially the transparent corporeal presence of a spirit or ghost.
The outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm.
the outer transparent layer of protoplasm in a developing ovum
the outer hyaline layer of protoplasm in a vegetable cell
the ectosarc of protozoan
Ectoplasm is a term coined by Charles Richet to denote a substance or spiritual energy "exteriorized" by physical mediums. Ectoplasm is said to be associated with the formation of spirits; however since World War II reports of ectoplasmic phenomena have declined and many psychical researchers doubt whether genuine cases ever existed.
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