[ mil-ee-uh m ]
/ ˈmɪl i əm /

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

a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous secretion.


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Origin of milium

1350–1400; Middle English mylium < New Latin, Latin: millet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for milia

/ (ˈmɪlɪəm) /

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)

pathol a small whitish nodule on the skin, usually resulting from a clogged sebaceous gland

Word Origin for milium

C19: from Latin: millet
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Medical definitions for milia

[ mĭlē-əm ]

n. pl. mil•i•a (-ē-ə)

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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