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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the appearance of millet seeds.
- adj. Pathology Characterized by the presence of small skin lesions that have the size and appearance of millet seeds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling millet-seeds, especially in size (about one or two millimeters in diameter); accompanied by formations of this size: as, miliary glands; miliary tuberculosis; miliary fever. See gland, tuberculosis, fever.
- n. In the Echinoidea, one of the very small tubercles on the surface of the test which serve as bases for the lesser spines.
- adj. Of or pertaining to millet seeds
- adj. medicine Having small lesions that are the shape and size of millet seeds
- n. zoology One of the small tubercles of Echinus sea urchins.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Like millet seeds.
- adj. (Med.) Accompanied with an eruption like millet seeds.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Small and numerous.
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the small tubercles of Echini.
- From Latin miliārius < milium. (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English miliaris, miliari, skin disease characterized by miliary eruptions, from Medieval Latin miliāris, from Latin miliārius, of millet, from milium, millet; see millet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have had nothing lately to tell you but illnesses and distempers: there is what they call a miliary fever raging, which has taken off a great many people, It was scarce known till within these seven or eight years, but apparently increases every spring and autumn.”
“But still, if you don't do good in school, or don't get a decent education, you theoretically could wind up in Iraq as the miliary might be your only other option.”
“The Duke of Devonshire is gone to Spa; he was stopped for a week by a rash, which those who wished it so, called a miliary fever, but was so far from it that if he does not find immediate benefit from Spa, he is to go to Aix-la-Chapelle, in hopes that the warm baths will supple his skin, and promote another eruption.”
“The TB vaccine is good at protecting against the severe form of disease found in young children (called "miliary" TB), but not as good at protecting against the lung infection commonly found in adolescents and adults.”
“Those under 5 years old are susceptible to a very severe form of TB (called "miliary" TB) that spreads to many parts of the body, including the lining of the brain (meninges), and is often fatal.”
“Let me be clearer: The TB bacillus is one of many causal factors of the several kinds of TB ( "miliary," etc.).”
“I do oppose any uniform being worn in a gay pride parade or any other instance not approved by the miliary.”
“I realize that the Obama administration is dealing with a lot right now, but good men and women are being removed from a miliary that needs their services.”
“Simply declaring "Israel is a sovereign nation" is idiotic when their sovereignty is only supported by billions upon billions upons billions of dollars of U.S. financial and miliary aid.”
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