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clinicala. [Gr. kliniko`s, fr. kli`nh bed, fr. kli`nein to lean, recline: cf. F. clinique. See Lean, v. i.].
  •  Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.  [1913 Webster]
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.


clinical, adj.
1 Med. a of or for the treatment of patients. b taught or learnt at the hospital bedside.
2 dispassionate, coldly detached.

clinical death death judged by observation of a person's condition. clinical medicine medicine dealing with the observation and treatment of patients. clinical thermometer a thermometer with a small range, for taking a person's temperature.
clinically adv.
L clinicus f. Gk klinikos f. kline bed



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