milium

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noun mil·i·um \ˈmi-lē-əm\

Definition of milium

plural

milia

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Origin and Etymology of milium

New Latin, from Latin, millet — more at millet


First Known Use: 1807


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milium

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noun mil·i·um \ˈmil-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of milium

plural

milia

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  1. :  a small pearly firm noninflammatory elevation of the skin (as of the face) due to retention of keratin in an oil gland duct blocked by a thin layer of epithelium—called also whitehead; compare blackhead 1

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