Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A disease of unknown origin characterized by the formation of granulomatous lesions that appear especially in the liver, lungs, skin, and lymph nodes. Also called sarcoid.

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  • n. A multisystem disorder characterized by small inflammatory nodules

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  • n. a chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands

Etymologies

sarcoid +‎ -osis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You don't hear the word sarcoidosis everyday, do you?

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2008

  • After three weeks of therapy, Johnson had his third CAT scan of the year and he was immediately diagnosed with a rare condition called sarcoidosis.

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  • Smith said then his illness was unrelated to a chronic tissue inflammation called sarcoidosis, which had been in remission since 2005.

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  • Mac was hospitalized in Chicago on August 1, and Smith said then his illness was unrelated to a chronic tissue inflammation called sarcoidosis, which had been in remission since 2005.

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  • New Italian research adds to evidence that people with the immune condition called sarcoidosis often suffer from mental health problems, especially depression.

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  • They ranged from respiratory ailments such as sarcoidosis, leukemia, and lymphoma, other cancers and immune system problems.

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  • He did have this underlying problem of sarcoidosis which is a disease of the lungs.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2008

  • CALLER: Yes, Dr. Weil, in addition to your previous recommendations made on the anti-inflammatory diet, for auto-immune disorders, such as sarcoidosis, can you suggest other foods to avoid or include in the diet?

    CNN Transcript Jan 13, 2004

  • AIDS hemochromatosis (too much iron in the body) an inflammatory disease such as sarcoidosis (a condition that causes inflammation of the lungs and other organs) a genetic abnormality such as Klinefelter's Syndrome (extra x chromosome) stress uses of medications, including hormone analogues used to treat prostate cancer and steroids alcoholism

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  • Sunday's program will enable physicians to diagnose and interact with patients suffering from challenging dermatological conditions, such as sarcoidosis and scleroderma, according to course director Dr. Daniel J. Sheehan, assistant professor of dermatology and pathology.

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