Extern meaning

ĕk'stûrn'
A person associated with but not officially residing in an institution, especially a nonresident physician on a hospital staff.
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A person connected with, but not living in, an institution, as a nonresident doctor in a hospital.
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A person associated with but not officially residing in an institution, especially a nonresident physician on a hospital staff.
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A person affiliated with an institution in a lesser capacity, for example, as a non-resident or as a part-time affiliate.
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Outward form or part; exterior.
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(obsolete, rare) External; outward; not inherent.

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Origin of extern

  • Latin externus external external
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French externe, from Latin externus.
    From Wiktionary