clínica

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See also: clinica and clinică

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin clinicus (a bed-ridden person, one baptized on a sick-bed, a physician), from Ancient Greek κλινικός (klinikós, pertaining to a bed), from κλίνη (klínē, bed), from κλίνειν (klínein, to lean, incline).

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Noun[edit]

clínica f (plural clínicas)

  1. clinic (medical facility)
    • 1889, França Júnior, As Doutoras, 2nd act, 12th scene.
      A sua clínica desaparecerá, minha senhora, no dia em que as mulheres formarem-se às dúzias e aos centos.
      Your clinic will disappear, my lady, on the day that the women graduate by the dozens and by the hundreds.
  2. (uncountable) medicine
    • 1927, Humberto de Campos, A caridade, O Brasil Anedótico, chapter 285.
      O dr. Mateus Saraiva, que exerceu a clínica no Rio de Janeiro na primeira parte do século XVIII
      Doctor Mateus Saraiva, who pratised medicine in Rio de Janeiro in the first part of the 18th century.
  3. feminine form of clínico (clinician)

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Adjective[edit]

clínica (plural, comparable)

  1. feminine form of clínico (clinical)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

clínica f (plural clínicas)

  1. medical clinic.

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