noun Pathology.

a disease of unknown cause, characterized by granulomatous tubercles of the skin, lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and other structures.

Origin of sarcoidosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1935–40; see origin at sarcoid, -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for sarcoidosis

1936, from sarcoid + -osis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sarcoidosis in Medicine



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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