Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The department especially of a European hospital or health care facility that treats outpatients.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of polyclinic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A general city hospital or dispensary.

Etymologies

German Poliklinik : Greek polis, city; see pelə-3 in Indo-European roots + Klinik, clinic (from Greek klīnikos, of a bed; see clinic).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πόλις (pólis, "city") + English clinic. (Wiktionary)

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