Definitions for miliumˈmɪl i əm; ˈmɪl i ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mil•i•umˈmɪl i əm; ˈmɪl i ə(n.)(pl.)mil•i•a

  1. a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous secretion.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of milium:

1350–1400; < NL, L: millet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whitehead, milium(noun)

    a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland

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  1. Milium

    A milium, also called a milk spot or an oil seed, is a keratin-filled cyst that can appear just under the epidermis or on the roof of the mouth. Milia are commonly associated with newborn babies but can appear on people of all ages. They are usually found around the nose and eyes, and sometimes on the genitalia, often mistaken by those affected as warts or other STDs. Milia can also be confused with stubborn whiteheads. In children, milia often disappear within two to four weeks. In adults they may require removal by a physician or an esthetician.

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