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clinic

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noun clin·ic \ˈkli-nik\

Simple Definition of clinic

  • : a place where people get medical help

  • : an event at which a doctor is available to talk to people about a particular health matter

  • : a meeting during which a group of people learn about a particular thing or work on a particular problem

Full Definition of clinic

  1. 1 :  a class of medical instruction in which patients are examined and discussed

  2. 2 :  a group meeting devoted to the analysis and solution of concrete problems or to the acquiring of specific skills or knowledge <writing clinics> <golf clinics>

  3. 3 a :  a facility (as of a hospital) for diagnosis and treatment of outpatients b :  a group practice in which several physicians work cooperatively

  4. 4 :  a facility that offers professional services or consultation usually at discounted rates <a legal clinic>

  5. 5 :  an exemplary display or performance <put on a clinic in the tournament>

Examples of clinic

  1. The clinic is offering free screening for diabetes.

  2. He checked into a drug rehab clinic.

  3. The hospital is holding a pain clinic on Tuesday night for anyone interested in learning how to deal with chronic pain.

  4. A local club is giving a fishing clinic on Saturday.



Origin of clinic

French clinique, from Greek klinikē medical practice at the sickbed, from feminine of klinikos of a bed, from klinē bed, from klinein to lean, recline — more at lean


First Known Use: 1827

Rhymes with clinic


-clinic

adjective combining form clin·ic

Definition of -clinic

  1. 1 :  inclining :  dipping

  2. 2 :  having (so many) oblique intersections of the axes <triclinic>



Origin of -clinic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek klinein


Medical Dictionary

clinic

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noun clin·ic \ˈklin-ik\

Medical Definition of clinic

  1. 1a:  a session or class of medical instruction in a hospital held at the bedside of patients serving as case studiesb:  a group of selected patients presented with discussion before doctors (as at a convention) for purposes of instruction

  2. 2a:  an institution connected with a hospital or medical school where diagnosis and treatment are made available to outpatientsb:  a form of group practice in which several physicians (as specialists) work in cooperative association






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