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taxidermy

[tak-si-dur-mee] /ˈtæk sɪˌdɜr mi/
noun
1.
the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals and of stuffing and mounting them in lifelike form.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; taxi- + Greek dérm(a) skin (see derma) + -y3
Related forms
taxidermal, taxidermic, adjective
taxidermist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for taxi-dermal

taxidermy

/ˈtæksɪˌdɜːmɪ/
noun
1.
the art or process of preparing, stuffing, and mounting animal skins so that they have a lifelike appearance
Derived Forms
taxidermal, taxidermic, adjective
taxidermist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek taxis arrangement + -dermy, from Greek derma skin
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Word Origin and History for taxi-dermal

taxidermy

n.

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

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