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Kaposi's sarcoma

[ kuh-poh-seez, kap-uh- ]
/ kəˈpoʊ siz, ˈkæp ə- /
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noun Pathology.
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
/ (kæˈpəʊsɪz) /

noun
a form of skin cancer found in Africans and more recently in victims of AIDS

Word Origin for Kaposi's sarcoma

C20: named after Moritz Kohn Kaposi (1837–1902), Austrian dermatologist who first described the sores that characterize the disease
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