mil·​i·​ar·​ia | \ ˌmi-lē-ˈer-ē-ə How to pronounce miliaria (audio) \

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

Other Words from miliaria

miliarial \ ˌmi-​lē-​ˈer-​ē-​əl How to pronounce miliarial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of miliaria

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miliaria

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of miliarius

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about miliaria

Statistics for miliaria

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for miliaria

The first known use of miliaria was in 1771

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for miliaria


mil·​i·​ar·​ia | \ ˌmil-ē-ˈar-ē-ə, -ˈer- How to pronounce miliaria (audio) \

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

Other Words from miliaria

miliarial \ -​əl How to pronounce miliarial (audio) \ adjective
a miliarial eruption

More from Merriam-Webster on miliaria

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with miliaria Encyclopedia article about miliaria

Comments on miliaria

What made you want to look up miliaria? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


an act or instance of editing or removing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!