from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A figure drawn, painted or sculpted so as to show the muscles of the body without skin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A manikin, or image, representing an animal, especially man, with the skin removed so that the muscles are exposed for purposes of study.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In painting and sculpture, a subject, man or animal, flayed or exhibited as deprived of its skin, so that the muscular system is exposed, for the purposes of study.
From French écorché ("flayed"). (Wiktionary)