lifelike description of a thing or scene.
1575–85; < Gk hypotýpōsis outline, copy pattern, equiv. to hypo– hypo- + týpōsis forming, molding ( týp ( os ) beat, impression, mold + –ōsis -osis)
The list could surely go on, and there is nothing more wonderful than a list, instrument of wondrous hypotyposis.
Source: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.