miliaria definition

  • noun:
    • See temperature rash.
    • A rash caused by blocked, malfunctioning, or underdeveloped perspiration glands.
    • A fever accompanied by an eruption of little, separated, red pimples, resembling a millet seed in form or dimensions; miliary fever.
    • In pathology, miliary fever.
    • In ornithology, an old name for the corn-bunting, Emberisa miliaria, as that a bird which feeds upon millet. Its taken by some authors as a generic title of this bunting and its own almost family members.
    • An eruption of moment vesicles because obstruction of the sweat-glands. Also referred to as prickly heat.
    • obstruction associated with sweat ducts during high temperature and moisture

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