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miliary

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adjective mil·i·ary \ˈmi-lē-ˌer-ē\

Definition of miliary

  1. :  having or made up of many small projections or lesions <miliary tubercles>



Origin and Etymology of miliary

Latin miliarius of millet, from milium millet — more at millet


First Known Use: 1685


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miliary

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adjective mil·i·ary \ˈmil-ē-ˌer-ē\

Medical Definition of miliary

  1. 1:  resembling or suggesting a small seed or many small seeds <a miliary aneurysm> <miliary tubercles>

  2. 2:  characterized by the formation of numerous small lesions <miliary pneumonia>




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