taxidermy

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Various creatures preserved by taxidermy in a museum.

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From Ancient Greek τάξις (táksis, arrangement", "order) + δέρμα (dérma, skin)

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taxidermy (countable and uncountable, plural taxidermies)

  1. The art of stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.

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