taxidermy

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tax·i·der·my / ˈtaksəˌdərmē/ • n. the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect. DERIVATIVES: tax·i·der·mal / ˌtaksəˈdərməl/ adj. tax·i·der·mic / ˌtaksəˈdərmik/ adj. tax·i·der·mi·cal·ly / ˌtaksəˈdərmik(ə)lē/ adv.

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taxidermyfumy, gloomy, plumy, rheumy, roomie, roomy, spumy •excuse-me • mushroomy • perfumy •Brummie, chummy, crumby, crummy, dummy, gummy, lumme, mummy, plummy, rummy, scrummy, scummy, slummy, tummy, yummy •academy • sodomy • blasphemy •infamy •bigamy, polygamy, trigamy •endogamy, exogamy, heterogamy, homogamy, misogamy, monogamy •hypergamy • alchemy • Ptolemy •anomie • antinomy •agronomy, astronomy, autonomy, bonhomie, Deuteronomy, economy, gastronomy, heteronomy, metonymy, physiognomy, taxonomy •thingummy • Laramie • sesame •blossomy •anatomy, atomy •hysterectomy, mastectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy •epitome •dichotomy, lobotomy, tracheotomy, trichotomy •colostomy • bosomy •squirmy, thermae, wormy •taxidermy

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taxidermy XIX. f. Gr. táxis arrangement + dérma skin; see -Y3.
Hence taxidermist XIX.