clinic

clinic
noun (C)
1 a building, often part of a hospital, where people come for special medical treatment or advice: dental/family planning/ante-natal clinic: I'll meet you at the family planning clinic.
2 especially BrE a period of time during which doctors give treatment or advice to people with particular health problems: hold a clinic: The baby clinic is held on Monday afternoons.
3 a meeting during which a professional person gives advice or help to people: an M.P.'s clinic
-compare surgery (3)
4 AmE a place where medical treatment is given at a low cost
5 especially AmE a small hospital in an area far away from large cities which provides medical treatment: a rural health clinic with ten to fifteen beds
6 AmE a group of doctors who work together and share the same offices; practice 1 (4) BrE
7 an occasion when medical students are taught how to decide what illness a patient has and how to treat it
clinical adjective
1 (only before noun) clinical work, training etc is practical medical work that is done in a hospital or clinic: The drug has undergone a number of clinical trials. | clinical medicine
2 connected with a hospital or clinic
3 considering only the facts and not seeming influenced by personal feelings: He regarded her suffering with clinical detachment.
4 a clinical building or room is very plain and clean but not attractive or comfortable: The walls were painted a clinical white.
- clinically /-kli/ adverb: clinically tested

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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