écorché

[ ey-kawr-shey ]
/ ˌeɪ kɔrˈʃeɪ /
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noun

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

  • 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

écorché

/ (ˌeɪkɔːˈʃeɪ) /

noun

an anatomical figure without the skin, so that the muscular structure is visible

Word Origin for écorché

C19: French, literally: skinned
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