miliary

adjective
mil·​i·​ary | \ ˈmi-lē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce miliary (audio) \

Definition of miliary

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

First Known Use of miliary

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miliary

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

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The first known use of miliary was in 1685

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“Miliary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miliary. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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miliary

adjective
mil·​i·​ary | \ ˈmil-ē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce miliary (audio) \

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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