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miliaria

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noun mil·i·ar·ia \ˌmi-lē-ˈer-ē-ə\

Definition of miliaria

  1. :  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 play \-əl\ adjective


Origin of miliaria

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of miliarius


First Known Use: 1807


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miliaria

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noun mil·i·ar·ia \ˌmil-ē-ˈar-ē-ə, -ˈer-\

Medical Definition of miliaria

  1. :  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

  2. mil·i·ar·i·al \-əl\play adjective




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