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sarcoidosis

Line breaks: sar¦coid|osis
Pronunciation: /ˌsɑːkɔɪˈdəʊsɪs
 
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Definition of sarcoidosis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A chronic disease of unknown cause characterized by the enlargement of lymph nodes in many parts of the body and the widespread appearance of granulomas derived from the reticuloendothelial system.
Example sentences
  • It is often idiopathic in origin, but may be associated with multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, syphilis, Lyme disease, and ocular lymphoma.
  • The etiology of the systemic granulomatous disease sarcoidosis remains obscure.
  • Amyloidosis and other infiltrative diseases, including sarcoidosis and haemochromatosis, can cause a restrictive syndrome.

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