Definition of sarcoid in English:


Syllabification: sar·coid
Pronunciation: /ˈsärˌkoid


  • Relating to, denoting, or suffering from sarcoidosis.
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    • Total RNA was prepared from purified T lymphocytes obtained from patients with sarcoid T-cell alveolitis or normal T cells or purified alveolar macrophages from patients with active sarcoidosis and control subjects.
    • Immunocompetent cells infiltrating sarcoid lung have been evaluated by flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, immunohistochemical and molecular analysis, and functional assays.
    • For deterioration of ocular sarcoid lesions, seven patients (stage 1, n = 5 and stage 2, n = 2) needed a long period of corticosteroid therapy.


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  • 1A granuloma of the type present in sarcoidosis.
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    • Epithelial lining fluid from active sarcoids contained elevated levels of interleukin-18, interferon-gamma, and interleukin-12 compared with recovered patients and also contained significantly higher levels of endotoxin.
    • When sarcoids are removed, they have a high incidence of regrowing.
    • Some friends who have had experience with sarcoids on their own horses looked at my mare and said it looked like sarcoid to them.
  • 1.1The condition and symptoms of sarcoidosis: tissues affected by sarcoid
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    • Occasionally, rosacea may present with a granulomatous appearance that may be difficult to distinguish from facial sarcoid.
    • The granulomas in sarcoid tend to be larger, more numerous, and more well formed than in PBC.
    • The lungs are involved in more than 90 percent of patients, with sarcoid usually presenting as interstitial disease.


mid 19th century (in the sense 'resembling flesh'): from Greek sarx, sark- 'flesh' + -oid.

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