Definition of Taxidermy

1. Noun. The art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance.

Generic synonyms: Art, Artistry, Prowess
Derivative terms: Taxidermist



Definition of Taxidermy

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

Definition of Taxidermy

1. Noun. The art of stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Taxidermy

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Medical Definition of Taxidermy

1. The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets. Origin: Gr. An arranging, arrangement (fr. To arrange) + a skin, from to skin: cf. F. Taxidermie. See Tactics, Tear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Taxidermy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"taxidermy is the art of stuffing and mounting the skins of animals, or their heads, so as to appear natural and lifelike. It is no longer a question of ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1894)
"As an expert whose opinion could be considered authoritative, he was desired to make a critical examination of the specimens of taxidermy displayed "in the ..."

3. A List of Bibliographies of Special Subjects, July, 1902 by John Crerar Library (1902)
"579- •o78 Artistic and scientific taxidermy and modelling: a manual of instruction in the methods of preserving and reproducing the correct form of all ..."

4. A List of Bibliographies of Special Subjects, July, 1902 by John Crerar Library (1902)
"Contains a bibliography of taxidermy. Hornaday, William Temple. 579 Pioo taxidermy and zoological collecting. A complete handbook for the amateur . ..."

5. Castorologia, Or the History and Traditions of the Canadian Beaver by Horace Tassie Martin (1892)
"taxidermy, as a fine art, may be said to have originated in our own day, ... A hundred years ago, taxidermy had scarcely progressed beyond the idea of ..."

6. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"taxidermy. Shingle Snipe and Plover Decoys. The diagrams, Figs. ... Notes on taxidermy. The writer has received so many enquiries for a good recipe for ..."

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