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écorché

[ey-kawr-shey] /ˌeɪ kɔrˈʃeɪ/
noun
1.
an anatomical model of part or all of the human body with the skin removed, to allow study of the underlying musculature.
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  • I thought that plaster of Paris figure was not the only ecorche in the room.

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écorché

/ˌeɪkɔːˈʃeɪ/
noun
1.
an anatomical figure without the skin, so that the muscular structure is visible
Word Origin
C19: French, literally: skinned
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