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.

Origin of miliaria

1700–10; < New Latin miliāria, Latin: feminine of miliārius miliary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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




heat rash
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