Definition of Kaposi’s sarcoma noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Kaposi’s sarcoma

BrE BrE//kəˌpəʊsiz sɑːˈkəʊmə//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˌpoʊsiz sɑːrˈkoʊmə//
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a form of cancer that usually affects people whose immune systems are damaged, for example by AIDS Word Originlate 19th cent.: named after Moritz K. Kaposi (1837–1902), Hungarian dermatologist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Kaposi’s sarcoma