miliary

adjective

mil·​i·​ary ˈmi-lē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce miliary (audio)
: having or made up of many small projections or lesions
miliary tubercles

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miliary was in 1685

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Cite this Entry

“Miliary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miliary. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

miliary

adjective
mil·​i·​ary ˈmil-ē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce miliary (audio)
1
: resembling or suggesting a small seed or many small seeds
a miliary aneurysm
miliary tubercles
2
: characterized by the formation of numerous small lesions
miliary pneumonia

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