écorché

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See also: écorche and êcorche

English[edit]

Detail of an écorché (with mummification) of a horse and its rider made by the French anatomist Honoré Fragonard.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French écorché (flayed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

écorché (plural écorchés)

  1. (art) A figure drawn, painted or sculpted so as to show the muscles of the body without skin.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      Apollo with a potato peeler, she flays the Marsyas of humanity, exposing raw nerve. Man is a red-ribboned écorché in her laboratory.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

écorché m (feminine singular écorchée, masculine plural écorchés, feminine plural écorchées)

  1. past participle of écorcher

Adjective[edit]

écorché m (feminine singular écorchée, masculine plural écorchés, feminine plural écorchées)

  1. flayed, skinned
  2. hypersensitive

Noun[edit]

écorché m (plural écorchés)

  1. écorché

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