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Pronunciation: nos'o-ko'me-al


  1. Relating to a hospital.
  2. Denoting a new disorder (not the patient's original condition) associated with being treated in a hospital, such as a hospital-acquired infection.

[G. nosokomeion, hospital, fr. nosos, disease, + komeo, to take care of]

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