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 : a class of medical instruction in which patients are examined and discussed
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 a : a facility (as of a hospital) for diagnosis and treatment of outpatients b : a group practice in which several physicians work cooperatively
4 : a facility that offers professional services or consultation usually at discounted rates <a legal clinic>
5 : an exemplary display or performance <put on a clinic in the tournament>
Examples of clinic
The clinic is offering free screening for diabetes.
He checked into a drug rehab clinic.
The hospital is holding a pain clinic on Tuesday night for anyone interested in learning how to deal with chronic pain.
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
Definition of -clinic
1 : inclining : dipping
2 : having (so many) oblique intersections of the axes <triclinic>
Origin of -clinic
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek klinein
Medical Definition of clinic
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
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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