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[ek-tuh-plaz-uh m] /ˈɛk təˌplæz əm/

Biology. the outer portion of the cytoplasm of a cell.
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Spiritualism. the supposed emanation from the body of a medium.
(cytology) the outer layer of cytoplasm in some cells, esp protozoa, which differs from the inner cytoplasm in being a clear gel See also endoplasm
(spiritualism) the substance supposedly emanating from the body of a medium during trances

1883, of amoebas, 1901, of spirits, from ecto- + -plasm.


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