nosocomial


nos·o·co·mi·al

adjective \ˌnä-sə-ˈkō-mē-əl\

Definition of NOSOCOMIAL

:  acquired or occurring in a hospital <nosocomial infection>

Origin of NOSOCOMIAL

Late Latin nosocomium hospital, from Late Greek nosokomeion, from Greek nosokomos one who tends the sick, from nosos disease + -komos; akin to Greek kamnein to suffer, toil, Sanskrit śāmyati he tires
First Known Use: circa 1843

nos·o·co·mi·al

adjective \ˌnäs-ə-ˈkō-mē-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOSOCOMIAL

: acquired or occurring in a hospital <nosocomial infection>
nos·o·co·mi·al·ly \-ē\ adverb

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