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[mil-ee-air-ee-uh] /ˌmɪl iˈɛər i ə/
noun, Pathology.
an inflammatory disease of the skin, located about the sweat glands, marked by the formation of vesicles or papules resembling millet seeds; prickly heat.
Origin of miliaria
1700-10; < New Latin miliāria, Latin: feminine of miliārius miliary Unabridged
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an acute itching eruption of the skin, caused by blockage of the sweat glands Nontechnical names heat rash, prickly heat
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Latin miliāriusmiliary
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miliaria in Medicine

miliaria mil·i·ar·i·a (mĭl'ē-âr'ē-ə)
See heat rash.

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