Miliary tuberculosis
The presence of numerous sites of tuberculosis infection each of which is minute, about the size of millet seed, due to dissemination of infected material through the bloodstream in a process somewhat like the metastasis of a malignancy. One of the botanical borrowings by medicine, “miliary” refers to the millet seed, millet being a small-grained rather inferior cereal grass. Its seed measures about 2 millimeters in

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miliary tuberculosis n acute tuberculosis in which minute tubercles are formed in one or more organs of the body by tubercle bacilli usu. spread by way of the blood

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acute generalized tuberculosis characterized by lesions in affected organs, which resemble millet seeds.

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a type of tuberculosis that varies from a chronic, slowly progressive, debilitating infection to an acute fulminating disease; it is caused by hematogenous or lymphohematogenous dissemination of infected material into the bloodstream with seeding of many organs with miliary tubercles. See also t. miliaris disseminata. Called also disseminated t.

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