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ateliosis

[ uh-tee-lee-oh-sis, uh-tel-ee- ]
/ əˌti liˈoʊ sɪs, əˌtɛl i- /
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noun Pathology.

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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Origin of ateliosis

1900–05; <Greek ateleí(a) “imperfection, incompletion” (see a-6, tele-2, -ia) + -osis
a·tel·i·ot·ic [uh-tel-ee-ot-ik], /əˌtɛl iˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for ateliosis

ateliosis
[ ə-tē′lē-ōsĭs, ə-tĕl′ē- ]

n.

Incomplete development of the body or any of its parts, as in infantilism and dwarfism.atelia
a•te′li•otic (-ŏtĭk) adj.
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