a person connected with, but not living in, an institution, as a nonresident doctor in a hospital
Origin of externFrench externe ; from Classical Latin externus: see external
A person associated with but not officially residing in an institution, especially a nonresident physician on a hospital staff.
Origin of externLatin externus, external; see external.
- A person affiliated with an institution in a lesser capacity, for example, as a non-resident or as a part-time affiliate.
- Outward form or part; exterior.
(comparative more extern, superlative most extern)
- (obsolete, rare) External; outward; not inherent.