sarcoid

noun
sar·​coid | \ ˈsär-ˌkȯid How to pronounce sarcoid (audio) \

Definition of sarcoid

1 : any of various diseases characterized especially by the formation of nodules in the skin
2 : a nodule characteristic of sarcoid or of sarcoidosis

First Known Use of sarcoid

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sarcoid

earlier sarkoid, probably borrowed from German Sarcoid, derivative of sarcoid, adjective, "fleshy, fleshlike," borrowed from Greek sarkoeidḗs, from sark-, sárx "flesh" + -oeidēs -oid entry 2 — more at sarc-

Note: Introduced as a name for a skin condition by the Norwegian dermatologist Cæsar Peter Møller Boeck (1845-1917) in "Multiple benign sarkoid of the skin," Journal of Cutaneous and Genito-Urinary Diseases, vol. 17, no. 12 (December, 1899), pp. 543-50. Boeck states that the name had been used earlier for a form of sarcomatosis by the dermatologist Max Joseph, in Band 46 (1898) of the Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, but in this journal Joseph uses only the adjective sarcoide.

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“Sarcoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcoid. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for sarcoid

sarcoid

adjective
sar·​coid | \ ˈsär-ˌkȯid How to pronounce sarcoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of sarcoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, resembling, or being sarcoid or sarcoidosis sarcoid fibroblastic tissue

sarcoid

noun

Medical Definition of sarcoid (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : any of various diseases characterized especially by the formation of nodules in the skin
2 : a nodule characteristic of sarcoid or of sarcoidosis

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