Origin of extern
Middle French or Latin; Middle French externe, from Latin externus
First Known Use: 1530
Rhymes with extern
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
First Known Use of extern
Variants of extern
Medical Definition of extern
: a nonresident doctor or medical student at a hospital
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