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Definition of "nosocomial" []

  • Of or relating to a hospital. (adjective)
  • Of or being a secondary disorder associated with being treated in a hospital but unrelated to the patient's primary condition: a nosocomial infection. (adjective)
  • Originating in hospital (adjective)

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Use "nosocomial" in a sentence
  • "Hospital-acquired infections are called nosocomial infections."
  • "Diarrhea: need for cultures in nosocomial diarrhea"
  • "Diarrhea - need for cultures in nosocomial diarrhea"