Taxidermy
Taxidermy Tax"i*der`my, n. [Gr. ? an arranging, arrangement (fr. ? to arrange) + ? a skin, from ? to skin: cf. F. taxidermie. See {Tactics}, {Tear}, v. t.] The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets. [1913 Webster]

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  • taxidermy — noun Etymology: tax + derm + 2 y Date: 1820 the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals and especially vertebrates • taxidermic adjective • taxidermist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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