[ mil-ee-uhm ]
/ ˈmɪl i əm /
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noun, plural mil·i·a [mil-ee-uh]. /ˈmɪl i ə/. Pathology.
a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous secretion.
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Origin of milium
1350–1400; Middle English mylium<New Latin, Latin: millet
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British Dictionary definitions for milium
/ (ˈmɪlɪəm) /
noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
pathol a small whitish nodule on the skin, usually resulting from a clogged sebaceous gland
Word Origin for milium
C19: from Latin: millet
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Medical definitions for milium
[ mĭl′ē-əm ]
n. pl. mil•i•a (-ē-ə)
A small, white or yellowish cystlike mass just below the surface of the skin, caused by retention of the secretion of a sebaceous gland.pearly tubercle whitehead
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