Other trained nurses become matrons and housekeepers in private hospitals, sanitaria, and colleges.
1829, literally "place dedicated to health," from neuter of Modern Latin *sanitarius, from Latin sanitas "health," from sanus "healthy; sane" (see sane). Cf. sanatarium.
sanitarium san·i·tar·i·um (sān'ĭ-târ'ē-əm)n. See sanatorium.