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Definition of Miliary tuberculosis

Miliary tuberculosis: The presence of numerous sites of tuberculosis infection, each of which is minute, due to dissemination of infected material through the bloodstream in a process somewhat like the metastasis of a malignancy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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