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  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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Examples from the Web for ecorche

Historical Examples

  • I thought that plaster of Paris figure was not the only ecorche in the room.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for ecorche


  1. an anatomical figure without the skin, so that the muscular structure is visible
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Word Origin

C19: French, literally: skinned
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