a chronic disease of unknown cause, characterized by the development of lesions similar to tubercles in the lungs, bones, skin, eyes, etc.
Origin of sarcoidosisfrom Classical Greek sarkoeid?s, fleshy (see sarco- and -oid) + -osis
A disease of unknown origin that is characterized by the formation of granulomatous lesions especially in the lungs and lymph nodes of the chest and trunk, and less often in the skin, eyes, and other organs, and that if untreated may lead to chronic illness and organ damage. Also called sarcoid .
(countable and uncountable, plural sarcoidoses)
sarcoid +"Ž -osis