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-ēē 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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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.

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  • Miliary — Mil ia*ry (?; 277), a. [L. miliarius, fr. milium millet: cf. F. miliaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Like millet seeds; as, a miliary eruption. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Accompanied with an eruption like millet seeds; as, a miliary fever. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Miliary — Mil ia*ry, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the small tubercles of Echini. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miliary — [mil′ē er΄ē, mil′yər ē] adj. [L miliarius < milium,MILLET] 1. like a millet seed or seeds 2. Med. characterized or accompanied by lesions about the size of millet seeds: said, specif., of a form of tuberculosis which spreads from a primary… …   English World dictionary

  • miliary — adjective Etymology: Latin miliarius of millet, from milium millet more at millet Date: 1685 having or made up of many small projections or lesions < miliary tubercles > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miliary — /mil ee er ee, mil yeuh ree/, adj. 1. resembling millet seeds. 2. Pathol. accompanied by papules or vesicles resembling millet seeds: miliary fever. [1675 85; < L miliarius of millet, equiv. to mili(um) MILLET + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • miliary — mil•i•ar•y [[t]ˈmɪl iˌɛr i, ˈmɪl yə ri[/t]] adj. 1) resembling millet seeds 2) pat marked or accompanied by vesicles resembilng millet seeds: miliary tuberculosis[/ex] • Etymology: 1675–85; < L miliārius of millet =mili(um) millet+ ārius ary …   From formal English to slang

  • miliary — /ˈmɪljəri/ (say milyuhree) adjective 1. resembling a millet seed or seeds. 2. Pathology accompanied by spots (papules) or vesicles resembling millet seeds: miliary fever. {Latin miliārius of millet} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • miliary — adjective a) Of or pertaining to millet seeds b) Having small lesions that are the shape and size of millet seeds …   Wiktionary

  • miliary — mil·i·ar·y || ‚mɪlɪ ærɪ /‚mɪlɪ eÉ™rɪ adj. resembling millet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • miliary — [ mɪlɪəri] adjective Medicine (of a disease) accompanied by a rash with lesions resembling millet seed. Origin C17: from L. miliarius, from milium millet …   English new terms dictionary

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