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Frederid Posted - 18/3/2019 20:20:15

Doing researches on 理, I found a definition linked to TCM in a French dictionary, the Grand Ricci, with an intriguing first part: “Intimate natural structures. - Cf. 五理 wǔ lǐ.Texture of tissues (skin or internal membranes)”

I’ve been unsuccessfully looking all over for 五理. Since the RIcci is normally a reference, I’m a bit intrigued.

Has anyone ever heard about it?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Frederic Posted - 18/4/2019 7:49:58
Thanks a lot!
TCM Posted - 28/3/2019 11:44:24
For the term linked to skin or membranes, 腠理 is often memtioned to this, referring to natural lines of the skin and muscles, and the soft tissues between skin and muscles.
More specifically, 腠refers to the muscular lines or space between muscle fiber; 理 refers to the lines and seams of skin.