Origin of nosocomial; from 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").