Nosocomial meaning

nŏsə-kōmē-əl
Relating to or being an infection that a patient acquires while being treated in a hospital.
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Of or relating to a hospital.
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Of or beginning in a hospital or medical facility; esp., of a hospital-acquired disease or infection.
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Of or relating to a hospital.
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Relating to or being an infection that a patient acquires while being treated in a hospital.
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Of, relating to, happening in a hospital.
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(of a disease or infection) Contracted in a hospital, or arising from hospital treatment.
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Origin of nosocomial

  • Late Latin nosocomium hospital (from Greek nosokomeion) (from nosokomein to tend the sick) (nosos sickness, plague) (komein to take care of, tend) –al

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin nosocomi (“hospital"), from Ancient Greek νοσοκομείον (nosokomeion, “hospital"), from νόσος (nosos, “disease, illness") + κομέω (komÄ“o, “to take care of").

    From Wiktionary