Definitions for nosocomialˌnɒs əˈkoʊ mi əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nos•o•co•mi•alˌnɒs əˈkoʊ mi əl(adj.)

  1. (of infections) contracted in a hospital or other health care facility.

    Category: Medicine, Pathology

Origin of nosocomial:

1850–55; < NL nosocomi(um) hospital (< LGk nosokomeîon= Gk noso-noso - +kom- (base with sense “care, attendance,” as in gērokómos caring for the old)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nosocomial(adj)

    taking place or originating in a hospital

    "nosocomial infection"


  1. nosocomial(Adjective)

    of, relating to, happening in a hospital

  2. nosocomial(Adjective)

    contracted in a hospital, or arising from hospital treatment

  3. Origin: From nosocomi, from νοσοκομείον, from νόσος + κομέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nosocomial(adj)

    of or pertaining to a hospital; as, nosocomial atmosphere

Anagrams of nosocomial

  1. nocosomial

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