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In Greek derma means "skin"; what art form's name means "skin arrangement" in Greek?

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Answer: taxidermy

The word taxidermy derives from the Greek taxis, arrangement, and derma, skin; it denotes "the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect."

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