puerilism


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puerilism

(pyo͝or′ə-lĭz′əm, pwĕr′ə-, pyo͞o′ər-ə-)
n.
Childish behavior in an adult, especially as a symptom of mental illness.

puerilism

[pyo̅o̅′əriliz′əm]
Etymology: L, puerilis, childish
childishness, particularly when manifested in an older adult.

puerilism

(pū′ĕr-ĭl-ĭzm) [″ + Gr. -ismos, condition]
Childishness; second childhood.
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