Definition of Ecorche

1. Noun. (arts) A figure drawn, painted or sculpted so as to show the muscles of the body without skin. ¹

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Definition of Ecorche

1. the body depicted with muscle tissue exposed [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecorche

æthers
æthiops
æthrioscope
æthrioscopes
ætiologic
ætiological
ætiologically
ætiologics
ætiologies
ætiologist
ætiologists
ætiology
éboulement
échappé
échappés
écorché
écorchés
écossaise
écossaises
écrasement
écrasements
élan vital
émeute
éminence grises
énarque
énarques
épater la bourgeoisie
épater le bourgeois
épaulière
épaulières

Literary usage of Ecorche

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1. History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration in Its Relation to by Ludwig Choulant, Mortimer Frank, Fielding Hudson Garrison, Edward Clark Streeter (1920)
"Yet one of the neatest ecorche figurines in existence, a gem of consummate modeling of a ... It will bear comparison with the crouching ecorche attributed, ..."

2. The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist by Natural History Society of Montreal (1861)
"... and no other beds appear between it and the Silurian rocks, which here appear in great mass, forming the conspicuous cliff of L'ecorche*. ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"ecorche. A figure in which the muscles are represented, stripped of the skin, for purposes of artistic study, is called by the French an ecorche, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... for the use of the students, his well-known "ecorche", the human figure stripped of its skin to show the muscles and tendons uncovered; this is still ..."

5. A History of American Literature Since 1870 by Fred Lewis Pattee (1915)
"In the one case the author's word has to be taken as to the nerves and muscles of his figures; in the other they can be seen as in an ecorche'.7 The failure ..."

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