Clin"ic*al (?), Clin"ic (?), a. [Gr. , fr. bed, fr. to lean, recline: cf. F. clinique. See Lean, v. i.]
Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.
Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.
<-- 3. a lesson or series of lessons taught to persons not expert in some activity, in which the errors of the students are pointed out, and remedial actions are suggested. (fig.) (sports), a performance so excellent as to be considered a model for emulation. -->
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 illustrared 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.
© Webster 1913.