miliaria

noun

mil·​i·​ar·​ia ˌmi-lē-ˈer-ē-ə How to pronounce miliaria (audio)
: 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
miliarial adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of miliarius

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miliaria was in 1771

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“Miliaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miliaria. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

miliaria

noun
mil·​i·​ar·​ia ˌmil-ē-ˈar-ē-ə, -ˈer- How to pronounce miliaria (audio)
: 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
miliarial adjective
a miliarial eruption

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