ectosarc

[ek-tuh-sahrk]
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noun Biology.

the ectoplasm of a protozoan (opposed to endosarc).

Origin of ectosarc

First recorded in 1875–80; ecto- + -sarc
Related formsec·to·sar·cous, adjective
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ectosarc

noun

zoology the ectoplasm of an amoeba or any other protozoan
Derived Formsectosarcous, adjective

Word Origin for ectosarc

C19: ecto- + -sarc, from Greek sarx flesh
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