milium definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny, white or yellowish cystlike size just underneath the surface of the skin, brought on by retention associated with release of a sebaceous gland. Also called whitehead.
    • A genus of grasses for the tribe Agrostide√¶ and also the subtribe Stipe√¶, characterized by an ovoid glume, rigid or hardened towards caryopsis, and an awn-less flowering glume.
    • [lowercase] In pathology, an affection of the sebaceous glands, caused by retention of the release in the shape of pearly or yellowish-white small globular figures embedded within the skin and projecting a little above its surface.
    • a little whitish swelling in the skin because of a clogged sebaceous gland

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