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1. Having the appearance of millet seeds.
2. Medicine Characterized by the presence of small skin lesions that have the size and appearance of millet seeds.

[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.]
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1. (Botany) resembling or relating to millet seeds
2. (Pathology) (of a disease or skin eruption) characterized by small lesions resembling millet seeds: miliary tuberculosis.
[C17: from Latin miliārius, from milium millet]
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(ˈmɪl iˌɛr i, ˈmɪl yə ri)

1. resembling millet seeds.
2. marked or accompanied by vesicles resembilng millet seeds: miliary tuberculosis.
[1675–85; < Latin miliārius of millet =mili(um) millet + -ārius -ary]
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a. miliar, caracterizado-a por pequeños tumores o nódulos.
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adj miliar
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