predoctoral

adjective
pre·​doc·​tor·​al | \(ˌ)prē-ˈdäk-t(ə-)rəl \

Definition of predoctoral 

: of, relating to, or engaged in academic study leading to the doctoral degree

First Known Use of predoctoral

1937, in the meaning defined above

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