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Definition of "taxidermy" [tax•i•der•my]

  • The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "taxidermy" in a sentence
  • "Especially in the manipulation of frail skins and delicate feathers, in bird taxidermy, is this so."
  • "Of course, as it turns out, the world of taxidermy is a wide, varied, sometimes disturbing place."
  • "Angela Wilson: I started in taxidermy when I was 16."