Definition of écorché in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌākôrˈSHā/

noun (plural écorchés pronounced same)

A painting or sculpture of a human figure with the skin removed to display the musculature.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: é·cor·ché

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