- the teaching of medicine by examining and treating patients in the presence of students
- a class so taught
- a place where patients are studied or treated by specialist physicians practicing as a group
- a department of a hospital or medical school, where outpatients are treated, sometimes without being charged or for a small fee
- an organization or institution that offers some kind of advice, treatment, or instruction: a maternal health clinic
- a brief, intensive session of group instruction in a specific skill, field of knowledge, etc.: a basketball clinic
Origin of clinicFrench clinique ; from Classical Greek klinikē (technē), (practice) at the sickbed ; from klinikos, of the bed ; from klinē, bed ; from klinein, to recline: see lean
- 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 vocational clinic; a tennis clinic.
- a. 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.b. A place where such instruction occurs.c. A class or lecture of medical instruction conducted in this manner.
Origin of clinicFrench clinique, from Greek klīnikē (tekhnē), clinical (method), feminine of klīnikos, from klīnē, couch, bed; see clinandrium.
- Sloping: isoclinic.
- Having a specified number of oblique axial intersections: triclinic.
- A medical facility, such as a hospital, especially one for the treatment and diagnosis of outpatients.
- A group practice of several physicians.
- A meeting for the diagnosis of problems, or training, on a particular subject.
- A temporary office arranged on a regular basis to allow politicians to meet their constituents.
- (wrestling) A series of workouts used to build skills of practitioners regardless of team affiliation.