noun \ˌmi-lē-ˈer-ē-ə\

Definition of MILIARIA

:  an inflammatory disorder of the skin that is characterized by redness, eruptions (as of vesicles), and burning or itching due to blockage of sweat gland ducts; especially :  prickly heat
mil·i·ar·i·al \-əl\ adjective

Origin of MILIARIA

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of miliarius
First Known Use: 1807


noun \ˌmil-ē-ˈar-ē-ə, -ˈer-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MILIARIA

: an inflammatory disorder of the skin characterized by redness, eruption, burning or itching, and the release of sweat in abnormal ways (as by the eruption of vesicles) due to blockage of the ducts of the sweat glands; especially : prickly heat
mil·i·ar·i·al \-əl\ adjective


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inflammatory skin disorder, with multiple small sites at sweat pores. Blockage of ducts causes sweat to escape into various levels of the skin and produce different inflammatory reactions. The most common type, known as prickly heat, results when sweat escapes into the epidermis. Pinhead blisters or pimplelike bumps occur mostly on the trunk and limbs and cause itching and burning. It mainly affects infants in tropical climates. See also perspiration, sweat gland.


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