the department of a hospital where outpatients are treated
Origin of policlinicGerman poliklinik ; from Classical Greek polis, city (see police) + German klinik ; from French clinique, clinic
The department especially of a European hospital or health care facility that treats outpatients.
Origin of policlinicGerman Poliklinik : Greek polis, city; see pel&schwa;-3 in Indo-European roots + Klinik, clinic (from Greek kl&imacron;nikos, of a bed; see clinic).
- Alternative spelling of polyclinic.
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÏŒÎ»Î¹Ï‚ (pÃ³lis, “city") + English clinic.