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extern

adjective ex·tern \ ek-ˈstərn , ˈek-ˌstərn \

Definition of extern

archaic

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Origin and Etymology of extern

Middle French or Latin; Middle French externe, from Latin externus


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extern

noun ex·tern \ ˈek-ˌstərn \
variants: or less commonly externe

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

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First Known Use of extern

1823


Medical Dictionary

extern

noun ex·tern
variants: also externe play \ˈek-ˌstərn\

medical Definition of extern

: a nonresident doctor or medical student at a hospital

externship

play \-ˌship\ noun

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