miliaria

[mil-ee-air-ee-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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
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miliaria

noun
  1. an acute itching eruption of the skin, caused by blockage of the sweat glandsNontechnical names: heat rash, prickly heat

Word Origin for miliaria

C19: from New Latin, from Latin miliārius miliary
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miliaria in Medicine

miliaria

[mĭl′ē-ârē-ə]
n.
  1. heat rash
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