Nosocomial



[nos-uh-koh-mee-uh l] /ˌnɒs əˈkoʊ mi əl/

adjective
1.
(of infections) contracted as a result of being hospitalized; hospital-acquired.
/ˌnɒsəˈkəʊmɪəl/
adjective
1.
(med) originating in hospital: nosocomial disease
adj.

1855, from Latin nosocomium, from Greek nosokomeion, from nosos “disease.” Nosocome was a 17c. word for “hospital.”

nosocomial nos·o·co·mi·al (nŏs’ə-kō’mē-əl)
adj.

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