eccyclema

noun

ec·​cy·​cle·​ma
ˌeksəˈklēmə
plural -s
: a machine used to display an interior scene (as dead bodies after a murder) in the classic theater

Word History

Etymology

Greek ekkyklēma, from ekkyklein to wheel out, from ek out of, out + kyklein to wheel, revolve, from kyklos wheel

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“Eccyclema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eccyclema. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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