(Ec*cle`si*as"tic*al*ly) adv. In an ecclesiastical manner; according ecclesiastical rules.
(Ec*cle`si*as"ti*cism) n. Strong attachment to ecclesiastical usages, forms, etc.
(Ec*cle`si*as"ti*cus) n. [L.] A book of the Apocrypha.
(Ec*cle`si*o*log"ic*al) a. Belonging to ecclesiology.
(Ec*cle`si*ol"o*gist) n. One versed in ecclesiology.
(Ec*cle`si*ol"o*gy) n. [Ecclesia + -logy.] The science or theory of church building and
(Ec*crit"ic) n. [Gr. secretive, fr. to choose out.] (Med.) A remedy which promotes discharges,
as an emetic, or a cathartic.
(Ec"der*on) n. [NL., fr. Gr. out + skin.] (Anat.) See Ecteron. Ec`der*on"ic a.
(||Ec"dy*sis) n.; pl. Ecdyses [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`kdysis a getting out, fr. 'ekdy`ein, to put off;
'ek out + dy`ein to enter.] (Biol.) The act of shedding, or casting off, an outer cuticular layer, as in the
case of serpents, lobsters, etc.; a coming out; as, the ecdysis of the pupa from its shell; exuviation.
(Ec"go*nine) n. [Gr. 'e`kgonos sprung from.] (Chem.) A colorless, crystalline, nitrogenous
base, obtained by the decomposition of cocaine.
n. [F.] A small chamber or place of protection for a sentinel, usually in the
form of a projecting turret, or the like. See Castle.
(Ech"e) a. or a. pron. Each. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ech"e*lon) n. [F., fr. échelle ladder, fr. L. scala.]
1. (Mil.) An arrangement of a body of troops when its divisions are drawn up in parallel lines each to
the right or the left of the one in advance of it, like the steps of a ladder in position for climbing. Also
used adjectively; as, echelon distance. Upton
2. (Naval) An arrangement of a fleet in a wedge or V formation. Encyc. Dict.