nosocomial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin nosocomium (hospital), from Ancient Greek νοσοκομείον (nosokomeíon, hospital), from νόσος (nósos, disease, illness) + κομέω (koméō, to take care of).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɒsəˈkoʊmiəl/
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Adjective[edit]

nosocomial (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, chiefly of infections or their causal agents) Arising from hospital treatment or environment.
  2. (chiefly applied to bad results) Of, relating to, happening in a hospital.
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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nosocomial m (feminine nosocomiale, masculine plural nosocomiaux, feminine plural nosocomiales)

  1. nosocomial

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