nosocomial

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nosocomīum (hospital) +‎ -al, from Ancient Greek νοσοκομεῖον (nosokomeîon), from νόσος (nósos, disease, illness) + κομέω (koméō, to take care of).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌnɒsəˈkəʊmi.əl/, enPR: nŏs'ə-kōʹmē-əl
    • (file)
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌnɑsəˈkoʊmi.əl/, /ˌnoʊsəˈkoʊmi.əl/, enPR: nŏs'ə-kōʹmē-əl, nō'sə-kōʹmē-əl
  • Hyphenation: nos‧o‧co‧mi‧al

Adjective[edit]

nosocomial (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, chiefly of infections or their causal agents) Arising from hospital treatment or environment.
  2. (uncommon) Of, relating to, or happening in a hospital.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)
    • 1922, VM/SAC, Veterinary Medicine and Small Animal Clinician, page 381:
      Unique Nosocomial Treatment
      After this, I applied a bandage []
    • 1980, Ann-Marie Göransson, Cholegraphy: Its Applicability and Reliability in Connection with Gall-stone Operations : a Follow-up Study of 534 Patients Operated on Because of Cholelithiasis:
      It is also in part the nosocomial treatment schedules that have drawn our attention to this important field. I suggest that with shock lung we are dealing with a problem of multiple organ failure, not just the lung.
    Synonym: iatrogenic

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Etymology[edit]

nosocomi (hospital, from Ancient Greek νοσοκομεῖον (nosokomeîon)) +‎ -al (-al)

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Adjective[edit]

nosocomial (masculine and feminine plural nosocomials)

  1. nosocomial (relating to a hospital)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nosocomīum (hospital) +‎ -al, from Ancient Greek νοσοκομεῖον (nosokomeîon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɔ.zɔ.kɔ.mjal/
  • Rhymes: -al
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: no‧so‧co‧mial

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. nosocomial (relating to a hospital)
  2. (medicine) nosocomial (arising from hospital treatment)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nosocomio (hospital) +‎ -al (-al)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nosokoˈmjal/, [no.so.koˈmjal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: no‧so‧co‧mial

Adjective[edit]

nosocomial (plural nosocomiales)

  1. nosocomial (relating to a hospital)