/par'euh preuh fesh"euh nl/, n.
1. a person trained to assist a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or other professional, but not licensed to practice in the profession.
2. of or pertaining to paraprofessionals.
[1965-70; PARA-1 + PROFESSIONAL]

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