Definitions for kaposi's sarcomaˈkɑ pə siz, ˈkæp ə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ka′po•si's sarco′maˈkɑ pə siz, ˈkæp ə-(n.)
a cancer of connective tissue characterized by painless purplish red blotches appearing on the skin.
Origin of Kaposi's sarcoma:
after Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi, or Moriz Kohn (1837–1902), who described it in 1872
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"
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