a disease of unknown cause, characterized by granulomatous tubercles of the skin, lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and other structures.
Origin of sarcoidosis
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n. pl. sar•coid•o•ses (-sēz)
A disease of unknown origin marked by formation of granulomatous lesions that appear especially in the liver, lungs, skin, and lymph nodes.Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease Boeck's disease Boeck's sarcoid sarcoid Schaumann's syndrome
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