Pronunciation: (klin'i-kul),[key] —adj. 1. pertaining to a clinic.
2. concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory.
3. extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical: She regarded him with clinical detachment. 4. pertaining to or used in a sickroom: a clinical bandage. 5. Eccles. a. (of a sacrament) administered on a deathbed or sickbed.
b. (of a convert or conversion) made on a deathbed or sickbed.