Taxi dermal

taxidermy

[tak-si-dur-mee]
noun
the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals and of stuffing and mounting them in lifelike form.

Origin:
1810–20; taxi- + Greek dérm(a) skin (see derma) + -y3

taxidermal, taxidermic, adjective
taxidermist, noun
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taxidermy (ˈtæksɪˌdɜːmɪ)
 
n
the art or process of preparing, stuffing, and mounting animal skins so that they have a lifelike appearance
 
[C19: from Greek taxis arrangement + -dermy, from Greek derma skin]
 
taxi'dermal
 
adj
 
taxi'dermic
 
adj
 
'taxidermist
 
n

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taxidermy
1820, from Gk. taxis "arrangement," from tassein "arrange" (see tactics) + derma "skin."
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