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A substitute for medicine (5)


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'a substitute' is the definition.
(locum can mean a substitute)

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(Other definitions for locum that I've seen before include "Relief doctor" , "Person filling in" , "Stand-in professional" , "Professional who stands in for another" , "He fills in" .)

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