Definition of miliary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmilēˌerē/


(Of a disease) accompanied by a rash with lesions resembling millet seed: miliary tuberculosis
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  • Hypoxemia not accounted for by the degree of involvement seen on chest radiograph may be suggestive of forthcoming miliary disease.
  • The most common forms of extra-pulmonary involvement include lymphadenopathies, pleural effusion, pericardial disease, miliary disease and meningitis.
  • Tuberculous effusions can follow early postprimary, chronic pulmonary, or miliary tuberculosis.


Late 17th century: from Latin miliarius, from milium 'millet'.

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Syllabification: mil·i·ar·y

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