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a combining form meaning “disease,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
disease: nosology

word-forming element meaning “disease,” from comb. form of Greek nosos “disease, sickness, malady,” of unknown origin.

noso- pref.
Disease: nosology.


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  • 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.

  • Nosogenesis

    [nos-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌnɒs əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun 1. . nosogenesis nos·o·gen·e·sis (nŏs’ō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) or no·sog·e·ny (nō-sŏj’ə-nē) n. See pathogenesis.

  • Nosogenic

    nosogenic nos·o·gen·ic (nŏs’ə-jěn’ĭk) adj. Pathogenic.

  • Nosogeography

    [nos-oh-jee-og-ruh-fee] /ˌnɒs oʊ dʒiˈɒg rə fi/ noun 1. the study of the geographical causes and distribution of diseases.

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