miliary fever

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mil·i·a·ry fe·ver

1. an infectious disease characterized by profuse sweating and the production of sudamina, occurring formerly in severe epidemics;
2. Synonym(s): miliaria

mil·i·a·ry fe·ver

(mil'ē-ār'-ē fē'vĕr)
1. An infectious disease characterized by profuse sweating and the production of sudamina; formerly occurring in severe epidemics.
2. Synonym(s): miliaria.
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