(Of a disease) originating in a hospital.
- Some of these are infections occurring in patients after admission to the hospital called nosocomial infections.
- Minimize potential complications such as nosocomial infections, gastrointestinal bleeding, and thromboembolism.
- It is unclear whether pagers could serve as vectors of nosocomial infection, but health care workers must consider that potential when touching or handling a pager.
Mid 19th century: from Greek nosokomos 'person who tends the sick' + -ial.
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