miliary

miliary

[mil-ee-er-ee, mil-yuh-ree]
adjective
1.
resembling millet seeds.
2.
Pathology. accompanied by papules or vesicles resembling millet seeds: miliary fever.

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

submiliary, adjective
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miliary (ˈmɪljərɪ)
 
adj
1.  resembling or relating to millet seeds
2.  (of a disease or skin eruption) characterized by small lesions resembling millet seeds: miliary tuberculosis
 
[C17: from Latin miliārius, from miliummillet]

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miliary mil·i·ar·y (mĭl'ē-ěr'ē)
adj.

  1. Having the appearance of grains derived from haylike millet grass.

  2. Characterized by the presence of small skin lesions that have the size and appearance of millet seeds.

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