sarcoidosis

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sarcoid +‎ -osis

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sarcoidosis (countable and uncountable, plural sarcoidoses)

  1. (medicine) A multisystem disorder characterized by small inflammatory nodules.
    • 2007 May 25, Anthony Depalma, “A Death Tied to 9/11 Dust Is Not Cause for Alarm to Others, Experts Say”, in New York Times[1]:
      The report, published this month in Chest, a medical journal, showed that 13 firefighters or emergency service workers developed sarcoidosis in the first year after the attack, a rate five times higher than normal.

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