preparator

[ pri-par-uh-ter, -pair- ]
/ prɪˈpær ə tər, -ˈpɛər- /

noun

a person who prepares a specimen, as an animal, for scientific examination or exhibition.

Origin of preparator

1755–65; < Late Latin praeparātor preparer, equivalent to praeparā(re) to prepare + -tor -tor
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