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Sunday, 21 November 2021

Sunday Rest: nosocomial.

 Given that the world's hope of getting out of this wretched pandemic resides in Science in the hands of doctors, it's a pity that the word nosocomial has been seen around the place recently.

Nosocomial describes a disease that's caught in hospital.


Sunday Rest: nosocomial. The Greek word nosokomos describes someone who tends the sick. Komein means to tend. Nosos means disease.

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