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preparator

[pri-par-uh-ter, -pair-] /prɪˈpær ə tər, -ˈpɛər-/
noun
1.
a person who prepares a specimen, as an animal, for scientific examination or exhibition.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Late Latin praeparātor preparer, equivalent to praeparā(re) to prepare + -tor -tor
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Examples for preparator
  • Jennifer continued to work as a fossil preparator throughout graduate school.
  • He selected a versatile and reliable preparator from the laboratory's small staff.

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