clin·ic / ˈklinik/ • n. 1. a place or hospital department where outpatients are given medical treatment or advice, esp. of a specialist nature: a mental health clinic. ∎ an occasion or time when such treatment or advice is given: we're now holding regular clinics. ∎ a gathering at a hospital bedside for the teaching of medicine or surgery.2. a conference or short course on a particular subject: a ski clinic.
So clinical XVIII.
1. an establishment or department of a hospital devoted to the treatment of particular diseases or the medical care of out-patients.
2. a gathering of instructors, students, and patients, usually in a hospital ward, for the examination and treatment of the patients.