Definition of nosocomial in English:

nosocomial

adjective

Medicine
  • (of a disease) originating in a hospital.

    • ‘A high prevalence of nosocomial infections in ICU patients is associated with high utilization of antibiotics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the intervention hospital, the records showed 29 nosocomial infections with VRE and 44 with MRSA.’
    • ‘Some of these are infections occurring in patients after admission to the hospital called nosocomial infections.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek nosokomos person who tends the sick + -ial.

Pronunciation:

nosocomial

/ˌnɒsə(ʊ)ˈkəʊmɪəl/