Clin"ic(?), n. [See Clinical.] 1. One confined to the bed by sickness.
(Eccl.) One who receives baptism on a sick bed.
(Med.) a medical facility, often connected with a school or hospital, which treats primarily outpatients.
(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.
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.
(sports) a performance so excellent as to be considered a model for emulation.
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.
2. Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.
Clinical baptism, baptism administered to a person on a sick bed. --
Clinical instruction, instruction by means of clinics. --
(Med.), a discourse upon medical topics illustrated by the exhibition and examination of living patients. --
Clinical surgery, that part of medicine or surgery which is occupied with the investigation of disease in the living subject.
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