miliaria

[ mil-ee-air-ee-uh ]
/ ˌmɪl iˈɛər i ə /

noun Pathology.

an inflammatory disease of the skin, located about the sweat glands, marked by the formation of vesicles or papules resembling millet seeds; prickly heat.

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Origin of miliaria

1700–10; < New Latin miliāria, Latin: feminine of miliārius miliary
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British Dictionary definitions for miliaria

miliaria
/ (ˌmɪlɪˈɛərɪə) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for miliaria

miliaria
[ mĭl′ē-ârē-ə ]

n.

heat rash
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