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infantile

 [in´fan-tīl]
relating to infancy; having features or traits characteristic of early childhood.

in·fan·tile

(in'făn-tīl), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. Relating to, or characteristic of, infants or infancy.
2. Denoting childish behavior.

infantile

/in·fan·tile/ (in´fin-tīl) pertaining to an infant or to infancy.

infantile

[in′fəntīl]
Etymology: L, infans, unable to speak
1 characteristic of infants or infancy.
2 lacking maturity, sophistication, or reasonableness.
3 affected with infantilism.
4 being in a very early stage of development.

in·fan·tile

(in'făn-tīl)
1. Relating to, or characteristic of, infants or infancy.
2. Denoting childish behavior.

in·fan·tile

(in'făn-tīl)
1. Relating to, or characteristic of, infants or infancy.
2. Denoting childish behavior.

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Having established that prayer is the infantile helpless cry of clinging to the object, a blurring of ego boundaries, and a regression to childlike attitudes that override one's inchoate personality, Faber proceeds to a psychological analysis of the motivational dynamics of personal prayer in the Judeo-Christian tradition in chapter 3, "Magic, faith & prayer.
Attaching and effacing enteropathogenic Escherichia coli as a cause of infantile diarrhea in Bangkok.
North of the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and their colleagues, have discovered that infantile hemangiomas and human placental microvessels share a unique constellation of four tissue-specific antigens.
Three phenotypic subtypes are recognized: the early infantile form, the late infantile type, and the most frequent, the juvenile/adult group.
They evidence such social construction in matters as patently conventional as the color-coding of gender, which Calvert discovers did not become normative until the twentieth century, and in affairs as apparently beyond cultural control as infantile crawling, which she finds was suppressed almost utterly for several generations in the seventeenth century.
A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Infantile Hemangiomas.
Mytinger met his first patient with infantile spasms in 2007.
Infantile spasms typically occur in clusters with each being contractions of the muscles of the neck, trunk and extremities lasting up to five seconds.
Infantile spasms, also called West syndrome, is a stubborn form of epilepsy that often does not get better with antiseizure drugs.
The authors hypothesise that propranolol effectively treats infantile haemangioma by causing vasoconstriction associated with decreasing VEGF and bFGF, which contribute to angiogenesis (development of the blood cells) and triggering apoptosis (disintegration of capillary endothelial cells).
The quote is "Nationalism is an infantile sickness, it is the measles of the human race".
The work, supported by the children's medical research charity WellChild, has also uncovered a genetic mutation, which causes Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy that slowly degenerates the nerves throughout a child's body and ultimately results in death.