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intern

Pronunciation: in'tern

Definition: An advanced student or recent graduate undertaking further education (usually the first postgraduate year) by assisting in the medical or surgical care of hospital patients, with supervision and instruction; formerly, one who resided within the institution.

Synonym(s): interne

[F. interne, inside]

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