[ mil-ee-uhm ]
/ ˈmɪl i əm /
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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
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How to use milium in a sentence
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|Jacob Silverman|August 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Back to the coast and one comes to Rimini, the southern terminus of the Via milia.
THE Via milia of antiquity is a wonder to-day, or would be if it were kept in a little better repair.
Reggio in milia, passed on the road to Parma, is a snug little town, supposedly the birthplace of Ariosto.
The Via milia divides the city, by means of the Strada Mstra, into two very nearly equal parts.
Quattuor milia deditorum inermium civium in Circo interfici iussit.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
British Dictionary definitions for milium
/ (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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