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preceptor

US a practising physician giving practical training to a medical student
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His preceptress was Lady Wang of Purple Tenuity, but some of the teachings connected with him in his biography are at variance with standard Shangqing teachings.
What prevents her from simply appearing "ludicrous" to her classmates is their apprehension of some "touch of genius and power" in her, which manifests itself in her wardrobe, her gift for "costume and fancy dresses," her propensity to adorn herself with a marked flourish, "some sash twisted about her, some drapery, something odd in the arrangement of her hair and dress," all of which make her the object of the "careful scrutiny and remodeling" of the "methodical preceptress.