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
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