Clinic

Clin"ic

(?), n. [See Clinical.] 1. One confined to the bed by sickness.
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2. (Eccl.) One who receives baptism on a sick bed. [Obs.] Hook.
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3. (Med.) a medical facility, often connected with a school or hospital, which treats primarily outpatients.
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4. (Med.) A school, or a session of a school or class, in which medicine or surgery is taught by the examination and treatment of patients in the presence of the pupils.
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5. a lesson or series of lessons taught to persons not expert in some activity, in which the errors of the students are pointed out, and remedial actions are suggested.
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6. (sports) a performance so excellent as to be considered a model for emulation. [fig.]
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{

Clin"ic*al

(kln"k*l),

Clin"ic

(kln"k) }, a. [Gr. kliniko`s, fr. kli`nh bed, fr. kli`nein to lean, recline: cf. F. clinique. See Lean, v. i.] 1. Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.
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2. Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.
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Clinical baptism, baptism administered to a person on a sick bed. -- Clinical instruction, instruction by means of clinics. -- Clinical lecture (Med.), a discourse upon medical topics illustrated by the exhibition and examination of living patients. -- Clinical medicine, Clinical surgery, that part of medicine or surgery which is occupied with the investigation of disease in the living subject.
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