miliary

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪljərɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(milē er′ē, milyə rē)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mil•i•ar•y  (milē er′ē, milyə rē),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. resembling millet seeds.
  2. Pathologyaccompanied by papules or vesicles resembling millet seeds:miliary fever.
  • Latin miliārius of millet, equivalent. to mili(um) millet + -ārius -ary
  • 1675–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
miliary /ˈmɪljərɪ/ adj
  1. resembling or relating to millet seeds
  2. (of a disease or skin eruption) characterized by small lesions resembling millet seeds: miliary tuberculosis
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin miliārius, from milium millet
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