- 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</p>
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</p>
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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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