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n. pl. mil·i·a (-ē-ə)
A small white or yellowish cystic mass filled with keratin that is just below the epidermis, most commonly on the eyelids or nose, or on the roof of the mouth. Also called whitehead.
n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Pathology) pathol a small whitish nodule on the skin, usually resulting from a clogged sebaceous gland
[C19: from Latin: millet]
mil•i•um(ˈmɪl i əm)
n., pl. mil•i•a (ˈmɪl i ə)
a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous secretion.
[1350–1400; < New Latin, Latin: millet]
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|Noun||1.||milium - a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland|
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"