[ sahr-koi-doh-sis ]
/ ˌsɑr kɔɪˈdoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. sarcodina,
  2. sarcodine,
  3. sarcodinian,
  4. sarcoid,
  5. sarcoidal granuloma,
  6. sarcolactic acid,
  7. sarcolemma,
  8. sarcological,
  9. sarcology,
  10. sarcoma

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

Medicine definitions for sarcoidosis


[ sär′koi-dōsĭs ]

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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