1. Having the appearance of millet seeds.
2. Medicine Characterized by the presence of small skin lesions that have the size and appearance of millet seeds.
[From Middle English miliaris, miliari, skin disease characterized by miliary eruptions, from Medieval Latin miliāris, from Latin miliārius, of millet, from milium, millet; see MILLET.]
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