- like a millet seed or seeds
- Med. characterized or accompanied by lesions about the size of millet seeds: said, specif., of a form of tuberculosis which spreads from a primary focus of infection to other parts of the body, forming many minute tubercles
Origin of miliaryClassical Latin miliarius from milium, millet
- Having the appearance of millet seeds.
- Medicine Characterized by the presence of small skin lesions that have the size and appearance of millet seeds.
Origin of miliaryFrom Middle English miliaris, miliari skin disease characterized by miliary eruptions from Medieval Latin miliāris from Latin miliārius of millet from milium millet ; see millet .
(comparative more miliary, superlative most miliary)