the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals, so as to create lifelike replicas
Origin of taxidermyfrom Classical Greek taxis (see taxis) + derma, skin
The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.
- tax′i·der′mal tax′i·der′mic
(countable and uncountable, plural taxidermies)
From Ancient Greek Ï„Î¬Î¾Î¹Ï‚ (taxis, “arrangement", "order") + Î´ÎÏÎ¼Î± (dÃ©rma, “skin")