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taxidermy

tax·i·der·my

taxidermy

 
pronunciation:
taek sih duhr mi
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part of speech: noun
definition: the art of preserving dead animals by stuffing and mounting their skins in order to retain a lifelike appearance.
derivations: taxidermic (adj.), taxidermist (n.)
Word Parts
The word taxidermy contains the following parts:
derm, derma, dermat, dermato Greek root that means skin
tax, taxo Greek root that means arrangement, order