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
3a : a facility (as of a hospital) for diagnosis and treatment of outpatientsb : 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 in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of clinic from the Web
This inequality probably reflects both earlier diagnosis of women, whose HIV status is checked routinely at antenatal clinics, and a more responsible female attitude towards taking any drugs prescribed.
The clinic has 35 beds, but only a couple of IV fluid bags, two fans and four nurses.
Ako Faiq Mohammed runs a rare in-patient rehabilitation clinic handling some of the region’s most urgent cases.
Throughout the day, kids can participate in baseball and softball clinics, skills games, a kids home run derby, a kids press conference with a MLB Legend and much more.
Begum has taken her daughter to local clinics half a dozen times, but her condition has never improved.
Whole Woman’s Health, a feminist-run group of clinics in multiple states, got its start in 2003.
In reality, anti-choice legislators use them as a pretext to impose costs and red tape on abortion clinics, forcing them to close.
Planned Parenthood reopened a clinic in Waco in May, according to the Associated Press.
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Definition of -clinic
1 : inclining : dipping
2 : having (so many) oblique intersections of the axes triclinic
Origin and Etymology of -clinic
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek klinein
CLINIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clinic for English Language Learners
: 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
CLINIC Defined for Kids
Definition of clinic for Students
1 : a place where people can receive medical treatment usually for minor ailments
2 : a group meeting for teaching a certain skill and working on individual problems a reading clinic
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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