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ateliosis

[uh-tee-lee-oh-sis, uh-tel-ee-] /əˌti liˈoʊ sɪs, əˌtɛl i-/
noun, Pathology
1.
a form of infantilism caused by pituitary malfunction, characterized by a childish face and voice and associated physical underdevelopment, but not affecting intelligence.
Also, ateleiosis.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek ateleí(a) imperfection, incompletion (see a-6, tele-2, -ia) + -osis
Related forms
ateliotic
[uh-tel-ee-ot-ik] /əˌtɛl iˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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ateliosis in Medicine

ateliosis a·te·li·o·sis (ə-tē'lē-ō'sĭs, ə-těl'ē-)
n.
Incomplete development of the body or any of its parts, as in infantilism and dwarfism. Also called atelia.


a·te'li·ot'ic (-ŏt'ĭk) adj.
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