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ˈtæk sɪˌdɜr mitaxi·dermy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taxidermynoun

    the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance

Wiktionary

  1. taxidermynoun

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

    Etymology: From τάξις + δέρμα

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taxidermyverb

    the art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets

Freebase

  1. Taxidermy

    Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals for display or for other sources of study. Taxidermy can be done on all vertebrate species of animals, including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. A person who practices taxidermy is called a taxidermist. Taxidermists may practice professionally for museums or as businesses catering to hunters and fishermen, or as amateurs, such as hobbyists, hunters, and fishermen. To practice taxidermy, one should be very familiar with anatomy, sculpture, and painting, as well as tanning.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Taxidermy

    taks′i-dėr-mi, n. the art of preparing and stuffing the skins of animals.—adjs. Taxider′mal, Taxider′mic.—v.t. Tax′idermise.—n. Tax′idermist. [Fr.,—Gr. taxis, arrangement, derma, a skin.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Taxidermy

    the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals for exhibition in cabinets.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taxidermy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taxidermy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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