preparator

noun pre·par·a·tor \ pri-ˈper-ə-tər , pri-ˈpa-rə-tər \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of preparator

: one that prepares; specifically : a person who prepares scientific specimens or museum displays

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Origin and Etymology of preparator

early Scots preparatore, borrowed from Late Latin praeparātor, from Latin praeparāre "to prepare" + -tor, agent suffix


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