(?), a. [Ect- + ethmoid.] (Anat.) External to the ethmoid; prefrontal.
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(?), n. [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to squeeze out.] 1. The dropping out or suppression from a word of a consonant, with or without a vowel.
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2. (Lat. Pros.) The elision of a final m, with the preceding vowel, before a word beginning with a vowel.
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(?), n.;
pl. Ecthorea (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. to leap out; ek out + , , to leap, dart.] (Zol.) The slender, hollow thread of a nettling cell or cnida. See Nettling cell.
[Written also ecthorum.]

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(?), n.;
pl. Ecthymata (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. pimple, fr. to break out.] (Med.) A cutaneous eruption, consisting of large, round pustules, upon an indurated and inflamed base. Dunglison.
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