childhood

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any of the 32 teeth that replace the deciduous teeth of early childhood and (with luck) can last until old age adult tooth , permanent tooth
(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training) anal personality , anal retentive personality
childhood of a boy boyhood
inherited disorder of metabolism in which the urine has a odor characteristic of maple syrup; if untreated it can lead to mental retardation and death in early childhood branched chain ketoaciduria , maple syrup urine disease
form of neuropathy that can begin between childhood and young adulthood; characterized by weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the hands and lower legs; progression is slow and individuals affected can have a normal life span; inheritance is X-linked re Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease , hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
food that is simply prepared and gives a sense of wellbeing; typically food with a high sugar or carbohydrate content that is associated with childhood or with home cooking comfort food
abbreviation for combination vaccine against diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus toxoids; usually given in a series of injections in early childhood DPT vaccine
United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932) Elizabeth Taylor , Taylor
childhood years formative years
childhood of a girl girlhood , maidenhood , maidhood
nervous disorder of late childhood and early adulthood; characterized by ataxic gait and hesitating or explosive speech and nystagmus hereditary cerebellar ataxia
(psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood imago
hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occuring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood infantile amaurotic idiocy , Sachs disease , Tay-Sachs , Tay-Sachs disease
rare but serious syndrome of childhood characterized by withdrawal and lack of social responsiveness or interest in others and serious linguistic deficits infantile autism
autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary compli limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood native language
speaker of a particular language who has spoken that language since earliest childhood native speaker
(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized either by generous optimism or aggressive and ambitious selfishness; formed in early childhood by fixation during the oral stage of development oral personality
childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus rachitis , rickets
imagined memory of a childhood experience; hides another memory of distressing significance screen memory
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