nosocomial

[ nos-uh-koh-mee-uhl ]

adjective
  1. (of infections) contracted as a result of being hospitalized; hospital-acquired.

Origin of nosocomial

1
1850–55; <New Latin nosocomi(um) hospital (<Late Greek nosokomeîon, equivalent to Greek noso-noso- + kom- (base with sense “care, attendance,” as in gērokómos caring for the old) + -eion suffix of location) + -al1

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nosocomial

/ (ˌnɒsəˈkəʊmɪəl) /


adjective
  1. med originating in hospital: nosocomial disease

Origin of nosocomial

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C19: New Latin nosocomialis, via Late Latin from Greek, from nosokomos one that tends the sick, from nosos (see noso-) + komein to tend

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