a clinic or a hospital dealing with various diseases.
Origin of polyclinic
alteration of policlinic
by association with poly-
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The cornerstone of the health service is the polyclinic, which provides general and specialized outpatient aid and consultation.
Approximately one-fourth of the polyclinic physicians have a private practice during nonduty hours, as do almost all specialists.
Ralph murmured that he thought it was a—now—Polyclinic ambulance out in the street.
One polyclinic in Sofia, for example, was responsible for the health care of 70,000 inhabitants of its area.
British Dictionary definitions for polyclinic
a hospital or clinic able to treat a wide variety of diseases: general hospital
(in England) a proposed large health care centre able to provide a wider range of service than a standard general practitioner's office
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Word Origin and History for polyclinic
"place for treatment of various diseases," 1890, from poly- "many" + clinic.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A clinic, hospital, or health care facility that treats various types of diseases and injuries.
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