Kaposi's Sarcoma Definition

kə-pōsēz, kăpə-
A cancer characterized by numerous bluish-red nodules on the skin, usually on the lower extremities, that is endemic to equatorial Africa and often occurs in a particularly virulent form in people with AIDS.
American Heritage Medicine
A malignant tumor, usually of the skin, appearing primarily in persons with an immunological deficiency.
Webster's New World

A tumour caused by human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8).


Origin of Kaposi's Sarcoma

  • After Moritz Kaposi (1837–1902), Austrian dermatologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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