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English definition of “taxidermy”

taxidermy

noun [U]     /ˈtæk.sɪ.dɜː.mi/ US  /-dɝː-/
the activity of cleaning, preserving, and filling the skins of dead animals with special material to make them look as if they are still aliveBurying, cremating and preserving bodies
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