adjective \ˈkli-ni-kəl\

: relating to or based on work done with real patients : of or relating to the medical treatment that is given to patients in hospitals, clinics, etc.

: requiring treatment as a medical problem

: of or relating to a place where medical treatment is given : of or relating to a clinic

Full Definition of CLINICAL

:  of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: as
a :  involving direct observation of the patient
b :  based on or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms
:  analytical or coolly dispassionate
clin·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of CLINICAL

  1. Both experimental and clinical evidence show that the treatment is effective.
  2. She enjoys her clinical practice but is looking forward to working in a laboratory.
  3. Three hundred patients were involved in the clinical study.

First Known Use of CLINICAL

circa 1728

Other Medicine Terms

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Rhymes with CLINICAL


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