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infantilism

 [in-fan´tĭ-lizm, in´fan-tĭ-lizm]
persistence of the characteristics of childhood into adult life, marked by mental retardation, underdevelopment of the reproductive organs, and often dwarfism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·fan·ti·lism

(in-făn'ti-lizm), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. A state marked by slow development of mind and body. Synonym(s): infantile dwarfism
2. Childishness, as characterized by a temper tantrum of an adolescent or adult.
3. Underdevelopment of the sexual organs.
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infantilism

(ĭn′fən-tl-ĭz′əm, ĭn-făn′tl-)
n.
A state of arrested development in an adult, characterized by retention of infantile mentality, accompanied by stunted growth and sexual immaturity, and often by dwarfism.
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nepiophilia

A variant of paedophilia that hinges on sexual imagery of or contact with infants.
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in·fan·ti·lism

(in-fan'ti-lizm)
1. A state marked by slow development of mind and body.
2. Childishness, as characterized by a temper tantrum of an adolescent or adult.
3. Underdevelopment of the sexual organs.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

infantilism

Persistence of child-like characteristics of body and mind into adult life. Arrested development in an adult.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

in·fan·ti·lism

(in-fan'ti-lizm)
A state marked by slow development of mind and body.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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