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 (prĭ-păr′ə-tər, -pâr′-)
One who prepares specimens or exhibits for scientific study or display, as in a museum.


(Medicine) archaic someone who prepares medicines or scientific specimens


(prɪˈpær ə tər, -ˈpɛər-)

a person who prepares a specimen, as an animal, for scientific examination or exhibition.
[1755–65; < Late Latin]
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