miliary

adjective mil·i·ary \ ˈmi-lē-ˌer-ē \

Definition of miliary

: having or made up of many small projections or lesions
  • miliary tubercles

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Origin and Etymology of miliary

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


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miliary

adjective mil·i·ary \ ˈmil-ē-ˌer-ē \

medical Definition of miliary

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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