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extern

1extern

adjective ex·tern \ek-ˈstərn, ˈek-ˌ\

Definition of EXTERN

archaic
:  external

Origin of EXTERN

Middle French or Latin; Middle French externe, from Latin externus
First Known Use: 1530

2extern

noun ex·tern \ˈek-ˌstərn\

Definition of EXTERN

:  a person connected with an institution but not living or boarding in it; specifically :  a nonresident doctor or medical student at a hospital

Variants of EXTERN

ex·tern also ex·terne \ˈek-ˌstərn\

First Known Use of EXTERN

1823

Other Medicine Terms

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extern

noun ex·tern   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXTERN

:  a nonresident doctor or medical student at a hospital
ex·tern·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Variants of EXTERN

ex·tern also ex·terne \ˈek-ˌstərn\

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