Definition of miliary in English:


Line breaks: mil|iary
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlɪəri


  • (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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