sarcoidosis

noun
sar·​coid·​o·​sis | \ ˌsär-ˌkȯi-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce sarcoidosis (audio) \
plural sarcoidoses\ ˌsär-​ˌkȯi-​ˈdō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce sarcoidosis (audio) \

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

Examples of sarcoidosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, Pete’s sarcoidosis (an incurable inflammatory condition) had been wreaking havoc on his body for years. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 7 Sep. 2021 The actor died of cardiac arrest and complications of pneumonia stemming from his longtime struggle with sarcoidosis, a disease that causes tissue inflammation that often attacked his lungs. Nigel Smith, PEOPLE.com, 6 Aug. 2021 The actor died of cardiac arrest and complications of pneumonia stemming from his longtime struggle with sarcoidosis, a disease that causes tissue inflammation that often attacked his lungs. Nigel Smith, PEOPLE.com, 6 Aug. 2021 The actor died of cardiac arrest and complications of pneumonia stemming from his longtime struggle with sarcoidosis, a disease that causes tissue inflammation that often attacked his lungs. Nigel Smith, PEOPLE.com, 6 Aug. 2021 The actor died of cardiac arrest and complications of pneumonia stemming from his longtime struggle with sarcoidosis, a disease that causes tissue inflammation that often attacked his lungs. Ale Russian, PEOPLE.com, 27 July 2021 The relationship between race and certain diseases, such as diabetes, sarcoidosis and lupus, is complex or not well understood. Ashley Andreou, Scientific American, 7 June 2021 After an ambulance crew was unable to revive him, he was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead of coronary heart disease, complicated by hypertension and sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects various organs. Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2021 The following year, doctors found sarcoidosis in his lungs, too. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of sarcoidosis

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarcoidosis

sarcoid + -osis

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10 Sep 2021

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“Sarcoidosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcoidosis. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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sarcoidosis

noun
sar·​coid·​o·​sis | \ ˌsär-ˌkȯid-ˈō-səs How to pronounce sarcoidosis (audio) \
plural sarcoidoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce sarcoidosis (audio) \

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

More from Merriam-Webster on sarcoidosis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sarcoidosis

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