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polyclinic

[pol-ee-klin-ik]
noun
  1. a clinic or a hospital dealing with various diseases.
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Origin of polyclinic

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

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    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

noun
  1. a hospital or clinic able to treat a wide variety of diseases: general hospital
  2. (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

n.

"place for treatment of various diseases," 1890, from poly- "many" + clinic.

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polyclinic in Medicine

polyclinic

(pŏl′ē-klĭnĭk)
n.
  1. A clinic, hospital, or health care facility that treats various types of diseases and injuries.
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