Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or connected with a clinic.
  • adjective Involving or based on direct observation of a patient.
  • adjective Objective and devoid of emotion; coolly analytical.
  • adjective Suggestive of a medical clinic; austere and antiseptic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a sick-bed; pertaining to a clinic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.
  • adjective baptism administered to a person on a sick bed.
  • adjective instruction by means of clinics.
  • adjective (Med.) a discourse upon medical topics illustrated by the exhibition and examination of living patients.
  • adjective that part of medicine or surgery which is occupied with the investigation of disease in the living subject.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or pertaining to a medical clinic or facility.
  • adjective dealing with how to practically manage patients, contrasting with pre-health sciences
  • adjective done in a cool, emotionless fashion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
  • adjective scientifically detached; unemotional

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clinic + -al.

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  • I have a question which picks up on a theme that Dr. Sachs has put forth in the past which he called clinical economics, meaning that you need to look at the specifics, a particular locale, to determine what's necessary.

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  • We did this for Isabelle, but what we want to do is to start a mechanism which after the additional clinical research phase make it possible -- we'll, carried out by our two teams, cooperating in the framework of what we call a clinical hospital search program.

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