Meaning of Kaposi's sarcoma

Ka•po'si's sarco'ma

Pronunciation: (ku-pō'sēz, kap'u-), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. 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.
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