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Pronunciation: klin'i-kal


  1. Relating to the bedside of a patient or to the course of the disease.
  2. Denoting the symptoms and course of a disease, as distinguished from the laboratory findings of anatomic changes.
  3. Relating to a clinic.

[G. kline, bed, + -al]

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