nosocomial


nosocomial

adjective

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

adjective

  1. med originating in hospitalnosocomial disease

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

  1. Of or relating to a hospital.
  2. Of or being a secondary disorder associated with being treated in a hospital but unrelated to the patient’s primary condition.

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