(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
Origin: [Ecto- + Gr. form.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ek′to-plasm, n. the exterior protoplasm or sarcode of a cell.—adjs. Ectoplas′mic, Ectoplas′tic.
The numerical value of ectoplasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ectoplasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- ektoplazma, ектоплазмаSerbo-Croatian
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