Ectosarc
Ectosarc Ec"to*sarc, n. [Ecto- + Gr. ?, ?, flesh.] (Biol.) The semisolid external layer of protoplasm in some unicellular organisms, as the am[oe]ba; ectoplasm; exoplasm. [1913 Webster]

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  • ectosarc — [ek′tōsärk΄, ek′təsärk΄] n. [< ECTO + Gr sarx (gen. sarkos), flesh] the ectoplasm of one celled animals …   English World dictionary

  • ectosarc — ectosarcous, adj. /ek teuh sahrk /, n. Biol. the ectoplasm of a protozoan (opposed to endosarc). [1875 80; ECTO + SARC] * * * …   Universalium

  • ectosarc — noun The ectoplasm of an amoeba and similar protozoa …   Wiktionary

  • ectosarc — The outer membrane, or ectoplasm, of a protozoon. [ecto + G. sarx, flesh] * * * ec·to·sarc ek tə .särk n the semisolid external layer of protoplasm in some unicellular organisms (as the ameba): ECTOPLASM ec·to·sar·cous .ek tə sär kəs adj …   Medical dictionary

  • ectosarc — ec·to·sarc …   English syllables

  • ectosarc — /ˈɛktoʊsak/ (say ektohsahk), /ˈɛktə / (say ektuh ) noun the ectoplasm of a protozoan (opposed to endosarc) …   Australian English dictionary

  • ectosarc — …   Useful english dictionary

  • -sarc — ˌsärk, ˌsȧk noun combining form ( s) Etymology: Greek sark , sarx flesh : flesh : fleshy material ectosarc perisarc * * * a combining form meani …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ectoplasm — Ec to*plasm, n. [Ecto + Gr. ? form.] (Biol.) (a) The outer transparent layer of protoplasm in a developing ovum. (b) The outer hyaline layer of protoplasm in a vegetable cell. (c) The ectosarc of protozoan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exoplasm — Ex o*plasm, n. [Exo + Gr. ? from, fr. ? to mold.] (Biol.) See {Ectosarc}, and {Ectoplasm}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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