- (of infections) contracted as a result of being hospitalized; hospital-acquired.
- med originating in hospitalnosocomial disease
adj.1855, from Latin nosocomium, from Greek nosokomeion, from nosos “disease.” Nosocome was a 17c. word for “hospital.” adj.
- Of or relating to a hospital.
- Of or being a secondary disorder associated with being treated in a hospital but unrelated to the patient’s primary condition.