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Kaposi's sarcoma

[kuh-poh-seez, kap-uh-]
noun Pathology.
a cancer of connective tissue characterized by painless, purplish-red to brown plaquelike or pimply lesions on the extremities, trunk, or head, and sometimes involving the lungs, viscera, etc., occurring in a mild form among older men of certain Mediterranean and central African populations and in a more virulent form among persons with AIDS.

Origin:
after Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi, or Moriz Kohn (1837–1902), who described it in 1872

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Kaposi's sarcoma (kæˈpəʊsɪz)
 
n
a form of skin cancer found in Africans and more recently in victims of AIDS
 
[C20: named after Moritz Kohn Kaposi (1837--1902), Austrian dermatologist who first described the sores that characterize the disease]

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Kaposi's sarcoma Ka·po·si's sarcoma (kə-pō'sēz, kāp'ə-)
n.
A cancer characterized by bluish-red nodules on the skin, usually on the lower extremities, that often occurs in people with AIDS.

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