nosocomial

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /nɒsəˈkoʊmi.əl/

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, 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.

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Adjective[edit]

nosocomial (masculine and feminine plural nosocomials)

  1. nosocomial

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. nosocomial

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Adjective[edit]

nosocomial (plural nosocomiales)

  1. nosocomial