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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Historical Examples of 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



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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