Definition of Kaposi's sarcoma in English:

Kaposi's sarcoma

Line breaks: Ka¦posi's sar|coma
Pronunciation: /kəˈpəʊsɪz
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A form of cancer involving multiple tumours of the lymph nodes or skin, occurring chiefly in people with depressed immune systems, e.g. as a result of AIDS.
More 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.

Origin

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

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