miliary


miliary
1. Resembling a millet seed in size (about 2 mm). 2. Marked by the presence of nodules of millet seed size on any surface. [see miliaria]

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mil·i·ary 'mil-ē-.er-ē adj
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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adj.
describing or characterized by very small nodules or lesions, resembling millet seed.

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mil·i·ary (milґe-ar-e) [L. miliaris like a millet seed] 1. resembling a millet seed. 2. characterized by minute lesions resembling millet seeds.

Medical dictionary. 2011.