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sarcoidosis

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noun sar·coid·o·sis \ˌsär-ˌkȯi-ˈdō-səs\

Definition of sarcoidosis

plural sar·coid·o·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  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


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sarcoidosis

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noun sar·coid·o·sis \ˌsär-ˌkȯid-ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of sarcoidosis

plural sar·coid·o·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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