from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A locum-tenens (in medical practice).
  • n. The temporary place occupied by a locum-tenens.

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  • n. someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession


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  • The company, which takes its name from the Latin phrase meaning "to stand in another's place," matches hospitals with what the medical field calls locum tenens doctors.

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  • Fluids were prescribed but an on-call locum consultant paediatrician was summoned when the baby had not passed urine for 30 hours post-operation.

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