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ec·to·plasm

 (ĕk′tə-plăz′əm)
n.
1. Biology The outer portion of the continuous phase of cytoplasm of a cell, sometimes distinguishable as a somewhat rigid, gelled layer beneath the cell membrane.
2.
a. The visible substance believed to emanate from the body of a spiritualistic medium during communication with the dead.
b. The substance believed to be the transparent corporeal presence of a spirit or ghost.

ec′to·plas′mic adj.

ectoplasm

(ˈɛktəʊˌplæzəm)
n
1. (Biology) 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
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) spiritualism the substance supposedly emanating from the body of a medium during trances
ˌectoˈplasmic, ectoplastic adj

ec•to•plasm

(ˈɛk təˌplæz əm)

n.
1. the outer portion of the cytoplasm of a cell.
2. a viscous substance claimed by spiritualists to emanate from the body of a medium and then produce living forms.
[1880–85]
ec`to•plas′mic, ec`to•plas•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.

ectoplasm

the outer part of the cytoplasm of a cell. Cf. endoplasm. — ectoplasmic, adj.
See also: Cells
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ectoplasm - (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
spiritualism - the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)
emanation - something that is emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light, etc.)
2.ectoplasm - the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
Translations
ektoplasma
Ektoplasma
ektoplasma
ektoplazma
エクトプラズム
ektoplazma
ectoplasma

ectoplasm

[ˈektəʊplæzəm] Nectoplasma m

ectoplasm

nEktoplasma nt

ec·to·plasm

n. ectoplasma, capa externa del citoplasma en una célula viva.
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Y ahi estabamos, parados donde tuvo que haberse parado Josefina, frente a la calzada por donde tuvieron que haber pasado, el 9 de abril del 1948, el ectoplasma del asesino (Vasquez, 2004, pp.
L'enfasi e posta sul suo statuto di costruzione ideologica--del mondo corporativo contemporaneo--piu che sullo spazio materiale antropico (Colombino, 2013: 44): il Siebel nel film e un mistero di vetro, un contenitore alieno che custodisce informazioni, che sembra caduto dal cielo cosi com'e e che inghiotte l'umano trasformandolo in ectoplasma privo di identita (100:16).
(59) William Crookes (1832-1919), fisico y quimico ingles, estudio y documento a principios de la decada de 1870 la materializacion de un ectoplasma que decia llamarse Katie King y que surgia a instancias de la medium Florence Cook.
Sus esqueletos minerales tienen una capsula central que divide la celula en secciones internas y externas, el endoplasma y el ectoplasma. Los dibujos hechos por el naturalista aleman Ernst Haeckel de estos esqueletos microscopicos de radiolaria encontrados en su expedicion maritima muestran un octaedro, un icosaedro y un dodecaedro como formas mas simples de la vida en el mar (30).
A painting in the exhibition provides the answer; Tesla was making clothing of ectoplasma. Triester's exhibition contains a large photograph of the Cybernetic Seance from 1947 attended by Macy Conference attendees with the 20 participant's hands poised on the edges of the table.
"Estado vacante, vacio, in-empleado, espera interminable, ectoplasma lamentable, desocupacion absoluta", describe otro.
(3) La presencia de espiritus y fantasmas se explica por una sustancia denominada ectoplasma, que cuenta como un tipo de implementacion.
Infante sera siempre un "ectoplasma del pueblo", lo que se considera su forma ideal, y si es el Pueblo sus virtudes y excesos se unifican, y por eso no solo se le perdona sino que se le aplaude el dar tanto de que hablar, a el no le queda abstenerse de cortejar a las jovenes a su alcance ni el ser monogamo.