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nosocomial

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adjective nos·o·co·mi·al \ˌnä-sə-ˈkō-mē-əl\

Definition of nosocomial

  1. :  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


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nosocomial

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adjective nos·o·co·mi·al \ˌnäs-ə-ˈkō-mē-əl\

Medical Definition of nosocomial

  1. :  acquired or occurring in a hospital <nosocomial infection>

  2. nos·o·co·mi·al·ly \-ē\play adverb




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