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milium

[mil-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural mil·i·a [mil-ee-uh] /ˈmɪl i ə/. Pathology.
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • Milium, L. Several varieties of grain are known by this name.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley


British Dictionary definitions for milium

milium

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
  1. pathol a small whitish nodule on the skin, usually resulting from a clogged sebaceous gland

Word Origin

C19: from Latin: millet
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milium in Medicine

milium

([object Object])
n. pl. mil•i•a (-ē-ə)
  1. 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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