policlinic

policlinic

[pol-ee-klin-ik]
noun
a department of a hospital at which outpatients are treated.

Origin:
1820–30; < German Poliklinik, equivalent to Greek póli(s) city + German Klinik clinic

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policlinic
1827, originally, "clinic held in a private house" (instead of a hospital), from Ger. poliklinik, from Gk. polis "city" (see policy (1)) + Klinik, from Fr. clinique (see clinic).
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policlinic pol·i·clin·ic (pŏl'ē-klĭn'ĭk)
n.
The department of a hospital or health care facility that treats outpatients.

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