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Ka·po·si's sarcoma(kə-pō′sēz, kăp′ə-)
n. Abbr. KS
A cancer characterized by numerous bluish-red nodules on the skin, usually on the lower extremities, that is endemic to equatorial Africa and often occurs in a particularly virulent form in people with AIDS.
[After Moritz Kaposi (1837-1902), Austrian dermatologist.]
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(Pathology) 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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Ka′po•si's sarco′ma(ˈkɑ pə siz, ˈkæp ə-)
a cancer of connective tissue characterized by painless purplish red blotches appearing on the skin.
[after Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi, or Moriz Kohn (1837–1902), who described it in 1872]
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|Noun||1.||Kaposi's sarcoma - a sarcoma that starts with purplish spots on the feet and legs and spreads from the skin to lymph nodes and internal organs; a common manifestation of AIDS; "until 1980 Kaposi's sarcoma occurred almost exclusively with Jewish or Italian or black men"|
sarcoma - a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
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n (Med) → Kaposisarkom nt
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