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.
L clinicus f. Gk klinikos f. kline bed
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