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clinic

[ klin-ik ]
/ ˈklɪn ɪk /
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noun

adjective

of a clinic; clinical.

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Origin of clinic

1620–30; 1885–90 for def. 1; <Latin clīnicus<Greek klīnikós pertaining to a (sick) bed, equivalent to klī́n(ē) bed + -ikos-ic
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British Dictionary definitions for clinic

clinic
/ (ˈklɪnɪk) /

noun

Word Origin for clinic

C17: from Latin clīnicus one on a sickbed, from Greek, from klinē bed
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Medical definitions for clinic

clinic
[ klĭnĭk ]

n.

A facility, often associated with a hospital or medical school, that is devoted to the diagnosis and care of outpatients.
A medical establishment run by several specialists working in cooperation and sharing the same facilities.
A group session offering counsel or instruction in a particular field or activity.
A seminar or meeting of physicians and medical students in which medical instruction is conducted in the presence of the patient, as at the bedside.
A place where such instruction occurs.
A class or lecture of medical instruction conducted in this manner.
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