miliaria

noun
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 miliaria (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

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“Miliaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miliaria. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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miliaria

noun
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 miliaria (audio) \ adjective
a miliarial eruption

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