Origin of nosocomialfrom Late Latin nosocomium, hospital ( from Late Greek nosokomeion from nosokomos, one who tends the sick from nosos disease + uncertain or unknown; perhaps komein, to take care of) + -al (sense )
- Of or relating to a hospital.
- Relating to or being an infection that a patient acquires while being treated in a hospital.
Origin of nosocomialLate Latin nosocomium hospital ( from Greek nosokomeion ) ( from nosokomein to tend the sick ) ( nosos sickness, plague ) ( komein to take care of, tend ) -al
From New Latin nosocomi (“hospital"), from Ancient Greek Î½Î¿ÏƒÎ¿ÎºÎ¿Î¼ÎµÎ¯Î¿Î½ (nosokomeion, “hospital"), from Î½ÏŒÏƒÎ¿Ï‚ (nosos, “disease, illness") + ÎºÎ¿Î¼ÎÏ‰ (komÄ“o, “to take care of").