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From Ancient Greek πόλις (pólis, city) + English clinic.


policlinic (plural policlinics)

  1. (rare, and then often confused with polyclinic) outpatient clinic of a hospital

Usage notes[edit]

This very rare term not found in most UK dictionaries (including Longman, Collins, and Oxford Online Dictionaries) is only rarely used by US medical professionals for the outpatient clinic or outpatient department of a European hospital.

Further reading[edit]

  • policlinic in the American Heritage Dictionary
  • policlinic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • policlinic at OneLook Dictionary Search