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locum tenens

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noun locum te·nens \-ˈtē-ˌnenz, -ˈte-, -nənz\

Definition of locum tenens

plural

locum tenentes

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  1. :  one filling an office for a time or temporarily taking the place of another —used especially of a doctor or clergyman



Examples of locum tenens in a sentence

  1. <I'm just a locum tenens, so any major decisions should be deferred until your regular doctor returns from vacation.>



Origin and Etymology of locum tenens

Medieval Latin, literally, (one) holding a place


First Known Use: 1641


Medical Dictionary

locum tenens

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noun lo·cum te·nens \ˌlō-kəm-ˈtē-ˌnenz, -nənz\

Medical Definition of locum tenens

plural

locum tenentes

\-ti-ˈnen-ˌtēz\play
  1. :  a medical practitioner who temporarily takes the place of another




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