infantilism

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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.

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.

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.

nepiophilia

A variant of paedophilia that hinges on sexual imagery of or contact with infants.

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.

infantilism

Persistence of child-like characteristics of body and mind into adult life. Arrested development in an adult.

in·fan·ti·lism

(in-fan'ti-lizm)
A state marked by slow development of mind and body.

Patient discussion about infantilism

Q. How do I break it to my mother that I have infantile amnesia

A. i'de let the doctor that diagnosed me with infantile amnesia to tell it to my parents, he can explains to your mother exactly what it means,treatments all sorts..

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