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Kaposi's sarcoma


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

  • n. A cancer characterized by numerous bluish-red nodules on the skin, usually on the lower extremities, that is endemic to equatorial Africa and often occurs in a particularly virulent form in people with AIDS.

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  • n. A tumour caused by human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sarcoma that starts with purplish spots on the feet and legs and spreads from the skin to lymph nodes and internal organs; a common manifestation of AIDS


After Moritz Kaposi (1837-1902), Austrian dermatologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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