Definition of écorché in English:


Syllabification: é·cor·ché
Pronunciation: /ˌākôrˈSHā

noun (plural écorchés pronunc. same)

  • A painting or sculpture of a human figure with the skin removed to display the musculature.
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    • This course offers in-depth analysis of human anatomy through the construction of an écorché.
    • Moreover, this procedure corresponds exactly to the progressive reconstruction of an écorché.


mid 19th century: French, literally 'flayed'.

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