|1.||a place in which outpatients are given medical treatment or advice, often connected to a hospital|
|2.||a similar place staffed by physicians or surgeons specializing in one or more specific areas: eye clinic|
|3.||(Brit) a private hospital or nursing home|
|4.||obsolete the teaching of medicine to students at the bedside|
|5.||(US) a place in which medical lectures are given|
|6.||(US) a clinical lecture|
|7.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) a group or centre that offers advice or instruction: a vocational clinic|
|[C17: from Latin clīnicus one on a sickbed, from Greek, from klinē bed]|
clinic clin·ic (klĭn'ĭk)
A facility, often associated with a hospital or medical school, that is devoted to the diagnosis and care of outpatients.
A medical establishment run by several specialists working in cooperation and sharing the same facilities.
A group session offering counsel or instruction in a particular field or activity.
A seminar or meeting of physicians and medical students in which medical instruction is conducted in the presence of the patient, as at the bedside.
A place where such instruction occurs.
A class or lecture of medical instruction conducted in this manner.
an organized medical service offering diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventive treatment to ambulatory patients. Often in Europe and occasionally in the United States the term covers the entire teaching centre, including the hospital and the ambulatory-patient facilities. The medical care offered by a clinic may or may not be connected with a hospital.
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