locum tenens

Definitions of locum tenens
  1. noun
    someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
    synonyms: locum
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    type of:
    backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute
    someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
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