[ klin-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈklɪn ɪ kəl /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM clinical
clin·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·clin·i·cal, adjectivenon·clin·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·clin·i·cal, adjective
o·ver·clin·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·clin·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·clin·i·cal·ly, adverbun·clin·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonclinical
/ (ˈklɪnɪkəl) /
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
Derived forms of clinicalclinically, adverbclinicalness, noun
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Medical definitions for nonclinical
[ klĭn′ĭ-kəl ]
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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