Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, miliary fever.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An eruption of minute vesicles due to obstruction of the sweat-glands. Also called prickly heat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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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  • noun A rash caused by blocked, malfunctioning, or underdeveloped sweat glands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin (fēbris) miliāria, miliary (fever), feminine of Latin miliārius, of millet; see miliary.]

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