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ectosarc

[ ek-tuh-sahrk ]
/ ˈɛk təˌsɑrk /
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noun Biology.

the ectoplasm of a protozoan (opposed to endosarc).

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Origin of ectosarc

First recorded in 1875–80; ecto- + -sarc
ec·to·sar·cous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ectosarc

ectosarc
/ (ˈɛktəʊˌsɑːk) /

noun

zoology the ectoplasm of an amoeba or any other protozoan
ectosarcous, adjective
C19: ecto- + -sarc, from Greek sarx flesh
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