- of or connected with a clinic or a sickbed
- having to do with the direct treatment and observation of patients, as distinguished from experimental or laboratory study
- purely scientific; impersonal: clinical detachment
- austere, antiseptic, etc., like a medical clinic
- An example of clinical is a trial that is done in a hospital.
- An example of clinical is the feeling of a hospital room.
- An example of clinical is a policeman who gives a ticket without emotion; a clinical act.
The definition of clinical is something related to treating the sick or something scientific, overly clean or impersonal.
- Of, relating to, or connected with a clinic.
- Involving or based on direct observation of a patient: a clinical diagnosis; clinical research.
- Objective and devoid of emotion; coolly analytical: “He spoke in the clipped, clinical monotones typical of police testimony in court” ( Connie Paige )
- Suggestive of a medical clinic; austere and antiseptic: a clinical style of decor.
(comparative more clinical, superlative most clinical)
clinic + -al
- In the clinical field also it has received a great enlargement.
- If at first in the 18th century, and in the earlier 19th, the discoveries in this branch of medical knowledge had a certain isolation, due perhaps to the prepossessions of the school of Sydenham, they soon became the property of the physician, and were brought into co-ordination with the clinical phenomena of disease.
- 1843) found an adequate field for the clinical and pathological parts of their work.
- To the value of stains in clinical diagnosis, especially in investigation of perversions of the blood in many maladies, we have already made some reference.
- Robert James Graves (1796-1853) was a most eminent clinical teacher and observer, whose lectures are regarded as the model of clinical teaching, and indeed served as such to the most popular teacher of the Paris school in the middle of this century, Trousseau.