polyclinic

[ pol-ee-klin-ik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈklɪn ɪk /

noun

a clinic or a hospital dealing with various diseases.

Origin of polyclinic

1885–90; alteration of policlinic by association with poly-
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Examples from the Web for polyclinic

  • The cornerstone of the health service is the polyclinic, which provides general and specialized outpatient aid and consultation.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Ralph murmured that he thought it was a—now—Polyclinic ambulance out in the street.

    The Competitive Nephew|Montague Glass
  • Approximately one-fourth of the polyclinic physicians have a private practice during nonduty hours, as do almost all specialists.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • One polyclinic in Sofia, for example, was responsible for the health care of 70,000 inhabitants of its area.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for polyclinic

polyclinic

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈklɪnɪk) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for polyclinic

polyclinic

[ pŏl′ē-klĭnĭk ]

n.

A clinic, hospital, or health care facility that treats various types of diseases and injuries.
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