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Kaposi's sarcoma

[kuh-poh-seez, kap-uh-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a cancer of connective tissue characterized by painless, purplish-red to brown plaquelike or pimply lesions on the extremities, trunk, or head, and sometimes involving the lungs, viscera, etc., occurring in a mild form among older men of certain Mediterranean and central African populations and in a more virulent form among persons with AIDS.
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Origin of Kaposi's sarcoma

after Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi, or Moriz Kohn (1837–1902), who described it in 1872
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British Dictionary definitions for kaposi's sarcoma

Kaposi's sarcoma

noun
  1. a form of skin cancer found in Africans and more recently in victims of AIDS
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Word Origin

C20: named after Moritz Kohn Kaposi (1837–1902), Austrian dermatologist who first described the sores that characterize the disease
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kaposi's sarcoma in Medicine

Kaposi's sarcoma

(kə-pōsēz, kăpə-)
n.
  1. A cancer characterized by bluish-red nodules on the skin, usually on the lower extremities, that often occurs in people with AIDS.
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