sarcoidosis


sar·coid·o·sis

noun \ˌsär-ˌki-ˈdō-səs\
plural sar·coid·o·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of SARCOIDOSIS

:  a chronic disease of unknown cause that is characterized by the formation of nodules especially in the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, and skin

Origin of SARCOIDOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1936

sar·coid·o·sis

noun \ˌsär-ˌkid-ˈō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sar·coid·o·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SARCOIDOSIS

: a chronic disease of unknown cause that is characterized by the formation of nodules resembling true tubercles especially in the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, and skin—called also Boeck's disease, Boeck's sarcoid, lupus pernio

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