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Various creatures preserved by taxidermy in a museum.
 
Gorilla diorama at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, at the Akeley Hall of African Mammals

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From Ancient Greek τάξις (táxis, arrangement", "order) + δέρμα (dérma, skin). Analysable as taxi- +‎ derm- +‎ -y

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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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