- a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous secretion.
Origin of milium
1350–1400; Middle English mylium < New Latin, Latin: millet
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The novel takes place mostly early in Milia's marriage to a gregarious but overmatched man named Mansour.Elias Khoury: Profile of the Essential Arab Novelist Today
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Reggio in milia, passed on the road to Parma, is a snug little town, supposedly the birthplace of Ariosto.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car
A principio mundi vsque ad diluuium Noe duo Milia ducentos quinquaginta sex annos.
Polybius gives us a picture of the extravagant style in which milia, the mother of Cornelia, appeared in public.Roman Women
It continued with changing fortune in the provinces of Tuscany, milia, the plain of the Po, the coasts of the Hadriatic.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
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- pathol a small whitish nodule on the skin, usually resulting from a clogged sebaceous gland
C19: from Latin: millet
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- A small, white or yellowish cystlike mass just below the surface of the skin, caused by retention of the secretion of a sebaceous gland.pearly tubercle whitehead
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