sarcoid

noun sar·coid \ ˈsär-ˌkȯid \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

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

Origin and Etymology of sarcoid

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


Medical Dictionary

1

sarcoid

adjective sar·coid \ ˈsär-ˌkȯid \

medical Definition of sarcoid

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

2

sarcoid

noun

medical 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

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