Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to a sick bed or a clinic.

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Usage examples "clinical":

  1. She's made- to- order for the clinical trials." - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  2. Clinical observation, bearing exclusively upon man, can only give incomplete results, much poorer, though its documents are multitudinous, than the results furnished by experimentation, which can be infinitely varied at will. - "The Pros and Cons of Vivisection", Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton.
  3. She knew to a nicety which of the doors could be burst open by assault, at which it was necessary to whine sycophantically; and the clinical thermometer alone could furnish a parallel for her perception of mood in those in authority. - "Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross.