[adj] - taking place or originating in a hospital
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Associated with a hospital or infirmary, especially used of diseases that may result from treatment in such an institution.
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Literally, disease associated with, and often restricted to hospital. Hospital-acquired.
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Nosocomial: Originating or taking place in a hospital, acquired in a hospital, especially in reference to an infection. The term 'nosocomial' comes from two Greek words: 'nosus' meaning 'disease' + 'komeion' meaning 'to take care of.' Hence, 'nosocomial' should apply to any disease contracted by a p...
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Nos`o·co'mi·al adjective [ Latin nosocomium a hospital, Greek ...; ... disease + ... to attend to.] Of or pertaining to a hospital; as, nosocomial atmosphere. Dunglison.
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<microbiology> 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 noso...
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adjective taking place or originating in a hospital; `nosocomial infection`
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