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[mil-ee-uh m] /ˈmɪl i əm/

noun, plural milia
[mil-ee-uh] /ˈmɪl i ə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a small white or yellowish nodule resembling a millet seed, produced in the skin by the retention of sebaceous secretion.
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
(pathol) a small whitish nodule on the skin, usually resulting from a clogged sebaceous gland

milium mil·i·um (mĭl’ē-əm)
n. pl. mil·i·a (-ē-ə)
A small, white or yellowish cystlike mass just below the surface of the skin, caused by retention of the secretion of a sebaceous gland. Also called pearly tubercle, whitehead.


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