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atelia

 [ah-te´le-ah]
imperfect or incomplete development.
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a·tel·i·o·sis

(ă-tē'lē-ō'sis),
Incomplete development of the body or any of its parts, as in infantilism and dwarfism.
Synonym(s): atelia
[G. atelēs, incomplete, + -osis, condition]
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atelia

A near-extinct, nonspecific term for the incomplete embryological development of either:
(1) A body part, in which case dysgenesis is commonly preferred; 
(2) The entire body, in which case dwarfism or infantilism would be preferred.
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a·tel·i·o·sis

(ă-tē'lē-ō'sis)
Incomplete development of the body or any of its parts, as in infantilism and dwarfism.
Synonym(s): atelia.
[G. atelēs, incomplete, + -osis, condition]
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