miliaria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n miliaria obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Miliaria (Med) A fever accompanied by an eruption of small, isolated, red pimples, resembling a millet seed in form or size; miliary fever.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n miliaria In pathology, miliary fever.
    • n miliaria In ornithology, an old name of the corn-bunting, Emberisa miliaria, as that of a bird which feeds upon millet. It is taken by some authors as a generic name of this bunting and its near relatives.
    • n miliaria An eruption of minute vesicles due to obstruction of the sweat-glands. Also called prickly heat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Miliary

Usage

In literature:

MILIARIA is the name given to an eruption of vesicles which are larger than those of eczema, but smaller than the bullae of herpes.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
It has been observed in the later stages of phthisis, in miliaria, and in those who have eaten of putrid fish.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
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