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economics (used with a sing. verb) the systematic study of the production and distribution of goods and services. [2 definitions]
economist a person who has expertise in the study of economics.
economize to practice thrift; avoid wasteful expenditure; be economical. [2 definitions]
economy the careful management of wealth, resources, and means of production. [5 definitions]
ecosystem a community of living things, together with their environment.
ecotourism recreational travel to areas of natural or ecological interest carried out in a manner that respects the visited environment.
ecru a pale yellowish or grayish tan color.
ecstasy an emotional state of intense pleasure or joy. [2 definitions]
ecstatic in a condition of extreme delight, overpowering emotion, or religious trance; enraptured. [2 definitions]
ecto- outside; outer.
ectoderm an animal embryo's outermost layer of cells, from which the skin, nervous system, and sense organs develop.
ectomorphic of a slender, lightly muscled body structure. (Cf. endomorphic, mesomorphic.)
-ectomy removal by surgery; excision.
ectopic out of the normal place, as an organ of the body or a pregnancy.
ectopic pregnancy a pregnancy in which a fertilized ovum begins developing outside the uterus, as in a fallopian tube.
ectoplasm the outer part of the material surrounding the nucleus of a cell. (Cf. endoplasm.)
Ecuador a South American country on the Pacific coast between Colombia and Peru.
ecumenical of or relating to unity, or efforts to achieve unity, among all the Christian religions. [2 definitions]
ecumenicism ecumenism.
ecumenism a movement to unify Christianity.
eczema a skin disease that causes redness, itching, and scaly or crusty sores.