[ uh-tee-lee-oh-sis, uh-tel-ee- ]
/ əˌti liˈoʊ sɪs, əˌtɛl i- /
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a form of infantilism caused by pituitary malfunction, characterized by a childish face and voice and associated physical underdevelopment, but not affecting intelligence.
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Also a·te·lei·o·sis .
Origin of ateliosis
OTHER WORDS FROM ateliosisa·tel·i·ot·ic [uh-tel-ee-ot-ik], /əˌtɛl iˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for ateliosis
[ ə-tē′lē-ō′sĭs, ə-tĕl′ē- ]
Incomplete development of the body or any of its parts, as in infantilism and dwarfism.atelia
Other words from ateliosisa•te′li•ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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