- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for miliaria
The miliaria or milestones were perfect stone cylinders about 3½ feet high, on bases.The Paladins of Edwin the Great
Clements R. Markham
It has been observed in the later stages of phthisis, in miliaria, and in those who have eaten of putrid fish.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
You may depend on it that the bunting, Emberiza miliaria, does not leave this county in the winter.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1
- an acute itching eruption of the skin, caused by blockage of the sweat glandsNontechnical names: heat rash, prickly heat
C19: from New Latin, from Latin miliārius miliary
- heat rash
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.