Definition of Kaposi's sarcoma in English:

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Kaposi's sarcoma

Pronunciation: /kəˈpōsēz särˈkōmə/
Pronunciation: /ˈkapəˌsēz/
Pronunciation: /ˈkäpōˌSHēz/


A form of cancer involving multiple tumors of the lymph nodes or skin, occurring chiefly in people with depressed immune systems, e.g., as a result of AIDS.
Example sentences
  • The differential diagnoses include dermatofibroma, keloid, Kaposi's sarcoma and metastatic carcinoma.
  • People with AIDS are also at great risk of developing cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoma.
  • Mouth cancer can also develop if you have a type of cancer called Kaposi's sarcoma, which can affect any part of the skin.


Late 19th century: named after Moritz K. Kaposi (1837–1902), Hungarian dermatologist.

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Syllabification: Ka·po·si's sar·co·ma

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