- a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous secretion.
Origin of milium
1350–1400; Middle English mylium < New Latin, Latin: millet
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Milium, L. Several varieties of grain are known by this name.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- 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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- 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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