Ecorche meaning

ākôr-shā
An anatomical representation of all or part of a human or animal body with the skin removed so as to display the musculature.
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An anatomical representation of all or part of a human or animal body with the skin removed so as to display the musculature.
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(art) A figure drawn, painted or sculpted so as to show the muscles of the body without skin.

Leonardo da Vinci produced some famous early écorchés.

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Origin of ecorche

  • French from past participle of écorcher to flay from Latin excorticāre ex- off, away ex– cortex cortic- bark, skin cortex

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French écorché (“flayed").

    From Wiktionary