miliary

[ mil-ee-er-ee, mil-yuh-ree ]
/ ˈmɪl iˌɛr i, ˈmɪl yə ri /

adjective

resembling millet seeds.
Pathology. accompanied by papules or vesicles resembling millet seeds: miliary fever.

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Origin of miliary

1675–85; < Latin miliārius of millet, equivalent to mili(um) millet + -ārius -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM miliary

sub·mil·i·ar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for miliary

miliary
/ (ˈmɪljərɪ) /

adjective

resembling or relating to millet seeds
(of a disease or skin eruption) characterized by small lesions resembling millet seedsmiliary tuberculosis

Word Origin for miliary

C17: from Latin miliārius, from milium millet
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Medical definitions for miliary

miliary
[ mĭlē-ĕr′ē ]

adj.

Having the appearance of grains derived from haylike millet grass.
Characterized by the presence of small skin lesions that have the size and appearance of millet seeds.
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