milium

milium

[mil-ee-uhm]
noun, plural milia [mil-ee-uh] . Pathology.
a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous secretion.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English mylium < Neo-Latin, Latin: millet

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milium (ˈmɪlɪəm)
 
n , pl -ia
pathol a small whitish nodule on the skin, usually resulting from a clogged sebaceous gland
 
[C19: from Latin: millet]

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milium mil·i·um (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. Also called pearly tubercle, whitehead.

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