Sarcoidosis definition

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A disease of unknown origin characterized by the formation of granulomatous lesions that appear especially in the liver, lungs, skin, and lymph nodes.
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A chronic disease of unknown cause, characterized by the development of lesions similar to tubercles in the lungs, bones, skin, eyes, etc.
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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.
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(medicine) A multisystem disorder characterized by small inflammatory nodules.
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Noun

Singular:
sarcoidosis
Plural:
sarcoidoses

Origin of sarcoidosis

  • sarcoid +"Ž -osis

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