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An anatomical representation of all or part of a human or animal body with the skin removed so as to display the musculature.

[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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(Anatomy) an anatomical figure without the skin, so that the muscular structure is visible
[C19: French, literally: skinned]
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