- pertaining to a clinic.
- concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory.
- extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical: She regarded him with clinical detachment.
- pertaining to or used in a sickroom: a clinical bandage.
- (of a sacrament) administered on a deathbed or sickbed.
- (of a convert or conversion) made on a deathbed or sickbed.
Origin of clinical
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Examples from the Web for clinically
Death is considered both legally and clinically to have occurred by either of these two categories.A Tragedy Compounded: The Heart-Wrenching Case of Jahi McMath May Have Devastating Consequences to Organ Donation
Soumitra R. Eachempati, MD
January 4, 2014
Then the researchers would move on to step two: suppose they found the clinically significant reduction they were hoping for?
Is their study designed in such a way that a clinically significant result would also be statistically significant?
As such, scientific information once again has gotten way out front of the clinically practical.New Finding That Testing Could Identify Defects in Fetuses Is a Genetics Baby Step
June 8, 2012
Over the past 50 years, the proportion of Americans who are clinically obese has increased by 2.5-fold.The Only Logical Way to End the Obesity Epidemic
January 28, 2012
Clinically it varies in kind and degree according to the situation in which it develops.Benign Stupors
Clinically the typhoid toxin appears to cause the early production of arteriosclerosis.
This observation has been recently substantiated by Hultgen, who carefully studied clinically 460 cases of chronic alcoholism.
Clinically speaking, then, hyperpietic arteriosclerosis is not a disease, but a mechanical result of disease.
And these are precisely the characteristics which they present clinically, and such as we might have, a priori, expected to find.
- of or relating to a clinic
- of or relating to the bedside of a patient, the course of his disease, or the observation and treatment of patients directlya clinical lecture; clinical medicine
- scientifically detached; strictly objectivea clinical attitude to life
- plain, simple, and usually unattractiveclinical furniture
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Word Origin and History for clinically
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to the bedside treatment of a patient or to the course of the disease.
- Relating to the observed symptoms and course of a disease.
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