miliary

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin miliārius < milium.

AdjectiveEdit

miliary (comparative more miliary, superlative most miliary)

  1. Of or pertaining to millet seeds.
  2. (medicine) Having small lesions that are the shape and size of millet seeds.
    a miliary eruption
    a miliary fever
  3. Small and numerous.
    the miliary tubercles of Echini

Derived termsEdit

  • miliary abscess
  • miliary bronchiolithiasis
  • miliary dermatitis
  • miliary tuberculosis

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

miliary (plural miliaries)

  1. (zoology) One of the small tubercles of Echinus sea urchins.
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