Definition of miliaria in English:



  • medical term for prickly heat
    • ‘Erythema toxicum neonatorum, transient neonatal pustular melanosis, sucking blister, miliaria, and Mongolian spots are among the many benign skin conditions that can occur in newborns.’
    • ‘Clumps of itchy or prickly tiny red bumps on the skin that appear with hot humid weather in tropical countries is called miliaria or prickly heat in layman's terms.’
    • ‘Irritated summer skin is usually caused by clogged sweat ducts, a condition called prickly heat or miliaria, or by exposure to poison ivy, oak or sumac.’


Early 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin miliarius (see miliary).