from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An anatomical representation of all or part of a human or animal body with the skin removed so as to display the musculature.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Fine Arts) A manikin, or image, representing an animal, especially man, with the skin removed so that the muscles are exposed for purposes of study.
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- noun art A figure drawn, painted or sculpted so as to show the
musclesof the body without skin.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from past participle of écorcher, to flay, from Latin excorticāre : ex-, off, away; see ex– + cortex, cortic-, bark, skin; see cortex.]
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From French écorché ("flayed").
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