ectoplasm

[ UK /ˈɛktəplˌæzəm/ ]
NOUN
  1. the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm
  2. (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
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How To Use ectoplasm In A Sentence

  • That's not smoke, it's wadding, which I'd been using to simulate ectoplasm. Photographer Victoria Jenkins's best shot
  • From where we are today, there is something naive about the more literal manifestations of spiritualism: the ectoplasmic materialisations, the ventriloquial productions and the psychokinetic feats.
  • Dismiss Ectoplasm. Dissipates ectoplasmic targets.
  • The body is globular with but slight differentiation into ectoplasm and endoplasm; one nucleus in the latter; contractile vacuoles one or many; pseudopodia on all sides, thin, and with peripheral granule-streaming; surrounded by a globular, rather thick coat of jelly, which is hyaline inside and granular on the periphery. Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901
  • And I don't ever recall blobs of ectoplasm running out her nose and ears. The Trouble with Witches
  • (One of my sons considered "ectoplasm" the ugliest word he knew.) The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • This entity was supposed to be a manifestation or thought-form akin to the ectoplasm that is generated by mediums while in a trance state.
  • They studied automatic writing, levitation, and reports of ectoplasmic and poltergeist activity.
  • In this form (fig. 5) there is no distinction between ectoplasm and endoplasm, and there is an entire absence of vacuoles. Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901
  • His more recent emergence as a hard-knuckled genre specialist, in tandem with the rigorously buff Mr. Mortensen, may have dispensed with the ectoplasmic jollies so dear to his base. Histories and Mysteries
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