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1. A mold, as of a footprint, made for use in a criminal investigation.
2. The making of such a mold or cast, as with plaster of Paris.
3. A model of a body part, especially a diseased or injured body part, used for educational purposes.
4. The use of materials such as molded latex body parts or theatrical makeup to simulate injuries or diseases on a volunteer or dummy, as for use in training emergency response teams.

[French, from earlier mollage, fee for inspection of wood by use of a standard frame, from Old French molle, mold; see mold1.]


1. the process of making moulds or casts that are often used as evidence in criminal investigation
2. a mould or a cast made of a person, a body part, or a footprint for use in a criminal investigation or for training medical personnel



1. the making of a mold, esp. with plaster of Paris, of objects, footprints, etc., as for the purpose of identification.
2. the mold itself.
[1900–05; < French moul(er) to mold]
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Katrina Pierson applied moulage in this case, simulated wounds to casualties as part of the exercise.
The laboratory recently awarded Simetri--an Orlando, Florida-based medical training and simulation company--a 12-month contract to build a set of moulage, or mock injuries, that change shape to reflect the progression of an injury as it is treated, said Angela Alban, company president and CEO.
Une fois bien sechees, elles seront broyees grace a des broyeurs comme ceux utilises pour le moulage des epices.
Those activities included a pop-up simulation contest between faculty, staff and students to locate Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on campus; an open lab observation where faculty and staff observed second-year students participating in an open lab case; a moulage demonstration where participants could use a selfie booth to show off their fake cuts, wounds and scrapes; and a "Life in the ER" presentation where attendees observed an emergency room and obstetrics simulation.
Chaque parure porte la marque et la specificite de chaque region reconnaissable au moulage, ciselage et filigrane, emaillage, niellage, gravure…
A red maculopapular measles-like rash was simulated on the neck or upper extremities of the person in the role of the measles patient using a commercially available moulage kit (Figure 1).
a) Patient breathed through a mouthpiece with eyes sealed and nose plugged; b) moulage impression made of irreversible alginate impression material backed with orthopedic plaster gauze; c) nasal interface outlined on the moulage cast; d) inner surface of the custom-fabricated nasal mask coated with soft liner; e) commercially available nasal mask with headgear; f) custom-fabricated nasal mask with commercially available straps and wide contractile bandage; g) woman with a custom-fabricated nasal mask; h) man with custom-fabricated nasal mask and home ventilator; i) recent nasal mask and j) face masks.
Do not be afraid to use moulage to add an element of realism.
Le petrole a permis par la chimie d'une part et par le moulage d'autre part la production d'objets a des vitesses vertigineuses et des echelles jamais imaginees.
This type of training is very expensive (USD 35,000-1,000,000), engaging various types of human resources (volunteers, moulage teams, security), materials, equipment and environment (e.
After the first couple of hours, it got easier because I enjoy working in moulage, which is direct moulding on mannequins.
The instructions for the simulation were to wear the ostomy bag with fecal moulage for 48 hours continuously while performing normal daily activities.