Definition of Nosocomial

1. Adjective. Taking place or originating in a hospital. "Nosocomial infection"

Partainyms: Hospital



Definition of Nosocomial

1. a. Of or pertaining to a hospital; as, nosocomial atmosphere.

Definition of Nosocomial

1. Adjective. of, relating to, happening in a hospital ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a disease or infection) contracted in a hospital, or arising from hospital treatment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nosocomial

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Nosocomial

1. Pertaining to or originating in the hospital, said of an infection not present or incubating prior to admittance to the hospital, but generally occurring 72 hours after admittance, the term is usually used to refer to patient disease, but hospital personnel may also acquire nosocomial infection. Compare: iatrogenic. Origin: Gr. Komeion = to take care of This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nosocomial

noshoring
noshorings
nosier
nosies
nosiest
nosily
nosiness
nosinesses
nosing
nosings
nosle
nosles
noso-
nosochthonography
nosocomephobia
nosocomial (current term)
nosocomial gangrene
nosocomial infection
nosocomial pneumonia
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nosode
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nosogeography
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nosologic
nosological

Literary usage of Nosocomial

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1. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"20.5 Reduce by at least 10 percent the incidence of surgical wound infections and nosocomial infections in intensive care patients. ..."

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