|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|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.